Q. Eärnur m. “*Servant of the Sea”
The 33rd and final king of Gondor in the Third Age (LotR/1038). This name is essentially a shorter form of Eärendur, with the same elements.
Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Rings drafts, Tolkien first considered using ᴹQ. Elessar for the name of the last king of Gondor before changing his name to Eärnur (WR/153).
References ✧ LotRI; PE17/88, 152; PMI; SA/(n)dur; SD/59; SDI1/Eärnur; SI; WRI
|ëar||“sea, great sea”|
|-(n)dur||“servant; to serve”||✧ PE17/152 (-nur); SA/(n)dur|