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Silmariën was a noble Woman of Númenór known for being the sire of the Lords of Andúnië and the heir of heirlooms of the Dúnedain.

BiographyEdit

Silmariën was the oldest child of King Tar-Elendil. Her other siblings were Isilmë and Meneldur. Women were not allowed to rule at the time of her father, so when Tar-Elendil relinquished the Sceptre, she was passed over for the throne in favor of her younger brother, Tar-Meneldur. After her marriage with Elatan, they had a son named Valandil who became the first Lord of Andúnië.[2]

LegacyEdit

From her and her husband's lineage came the Kings of Gondor and Arnor living in exile in Middle-earth. Nevertheless, she was one of the most significant of Númenor's royal family, as she presumably inherited both the sword Narsil and the Ring of Barahir from Tar-Elendil, her father.[3] These heirlooms were then handed down to her descendants, the Lords of Andúnië and later the Kings of Gondor and Arnor. The royal jewel, Elendilmir, included a fillet of Mithril that had once belonged to Silmariën survived the Fall of Númenor to become part of the crown of Arnor, and eventually survived up until the time of King Aragorn Elessar.[4]

EtymologyEdit

The name Silmariën was a Quenyan word that was likely to have meant "silver maiden". It came from the words silma ("silver, shining white") and rien ("maiden, daughter"). Although unlikely, Silmariën may even have meant "maiden crowned with silver", as the Sindarin word ríen means ("crowned lady, queen").[5]

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Arabic سيليمارن
Armenian Սիլմարիեն
Belarusian Cyrillic Сілмаріён
Bengali সিলমারিয়েন
Bulgarian Cyrillic Силмариен
Cambodian សូម៉ារីន ?
Chinese 希爾瑪瑞恩
Georgian სილმარიენი
Greek Σιλμαριεν
Gujarati સિલેમરિયન
Hebrew סילמאריינ
Hindi षिल्मरिएन
Japanese シルマリアン
Kannada ಸಿಲ್ಮೇರಿಯಾನ್
Kazakh Cyrillic Сілмаріен
Korean 실 마리 엔
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Силмариэн
Laotian ສິລມະຣິເນ ?
Macedonian Cyrillic Силмариен
Marathi सिलमरीयन
Mongolian Cyrillic Силмариён
Nepalese षिल्मरिएन
Persian صیلماریهن ?
Punjabi ਸਿਲਮਰੀਅਨ
Russian Сильмариэнь
Sanskrit षिल्मरिएन्
Serbian Силмариен (Cyrillic) Silmarien (Latin)
Sinhalese සිල්මාරිනය
Tajik Cyrillic Силмариен
Tamil சில்மரின்
Telugu స్లిమరియెన్
Thai ซิลมาริเอน
Ukrainian Cyrillic Сілмаріен
Urdu سالمآرین
Uzbek Силмариен (Cyrillic) Silmarien (Latin)
Yiddish סילמאַריען

ReferencesEdit

  1. Unfinished Tales, Part Two: The Second Age, III: "The Line of Elros: The Kings of Númenor", from the founding of the City of Armenelos to the Downfall
  2. Unfinished Tales, Part Two: The Second Age, chapter II: "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife"
  3. Unfinished Tales, Part Two: The Second Age, chapter I: "A Description of the Island of Númenor", Notes
  4. Unfinished Tales, Part Three: The Third Age, chapter I: "The Disaster of the Gladden Fields"
  5. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. V: The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies"