Ad. Arminalêth pn. “*Royal Heaven (City)”

Ad. Arminalêth pn. “*Royal Heaven (City)”
The Adûnaic name for the capital of Númenor, whose Quenya name is Armenelos (SD/363, PM/145). The final element -êth seems to be a feminizing suffix, also seen in Ad. Akallabêth. The initial element Ar- is the same as that used in the name of kings and queens, and the middle element minal means “heaven”, so perhaps the literal meaning is something like *“Royal Heaven (City)”, similar in the sense to the Quenya name.

References ✧ PM/145; PMI/Armenolos; SD/363; SDI2/Arminalêth




Ar- “king or queen”
minal “the heavens, sky”
-êth “feminine suffix”