Ad. Adûnakhôr m. “Lord of the West”

Ad. Adûnakhôr m. “Lord of the West”
Son of Ar-Abattârik and the 20th ruler of Númenor, whose Quenya name was Herunúmen. In both languages, his name (somewhat heretically) means “Lord of the West” (LotR/1036, S/267). Its first element adûn means “west”, which implies that its second element means “lord”, but it isn’t clear whether this element is *akhôr or *khôr. I think that khôr is more likely, because it resembles the Primitive Elvish root √KHER “rule, govern, possess”, to which it may be related.

References ✧ LotR/1036, 1114; LotRI/Adûnakhôr, Ar-Adûnakhôr; LRI/Ar-Adûnakhôr; PMI/Ar-Adûnakhôr, Herunúmen; S/267; SA/andúnë; SI; UTI/Ar-Adûnakhôr



adûn “west, westward” ✧ SA/andúnë
*khôr “lord”