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| othernames= ''[[Pityafinwë]]'' ([[Quenya|Q]], [[Father-name|fn]])</br>''[[Ambarussa]]'' ([[Quenya|Q]], [[Amilessë|mn]])</br>''[[Minyarussa]]'' ([[Quenya|Q]], [[epessë]])
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| othernames='''[[Pityafinwë]]''' ([[Quenya|Q]], [[Father-name|fn]])</br>'''[[Ambarussa]]''' ([[Quenya|Q]], [[Amilessë|mn]])</br>'''Minyarussa''' ([[Quenya|Q]], [[epessë]])
 
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| siblings=[[Maedros]] (brother)</br>[[Maglor]] (brother)</br>[[Celegorm]] (brother)</br>[[Curufin]] (brother)</br>[[Caranthir]] (brother)</br>[[Amrod|Amarthan]] (twin brother)
 
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}} '''Amras''' and his twin brother [[Amrod]] were the youngest sons of [[Fëanor]]. Through their mother [[Nerdanel]] they inherited red hair, instead of Fëanor's black.
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<center>{{quote|In the morning the host was mustered, but of Fëanor's seven sons only six were to be found. Then Ambarussa went pale with fear. ‘Did you not then rouse Ambarussa my brother whom you called Ambarto?’ he said. ‘He would not come ashore to sleep (he said) in discomfort.’ But it is thought (and no doubt Fëanor had guessed this also) that it was in the mind of Ambarto to sail his ship back afterwards and rejoin Nerdanel; for he had been much shocked by the deed of his father. ‘That ship I destroyed first,’ said Fëanor (hiding his own dismay). ‘Then rightly you gave the name to the youngest of your children,’ said Ambarussa. ‘And ''Umbarto'' "the Fated" was its true form. Fell and fey are you become.’ And after that no one dared to speak again to Fëanor of this matter.|''[[The Peoples of Middle-earth]]'', [[The Shibboleth of Fëanor]]}}</center>
  
==History==
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'''Amros''' and his twin brother [[Amrod|Amarthan]] were the youngest sons of [[Fëanor]]. Through their mother [[Nerdanel]] they inherited red hair, instead of Fëanor's black.
  
He, like his brothers, participated in the [[Flight of the Noldor]]. He was deeply attached to his twin brother, and thus they were called  "''[[Ambarussa]]''" (see below). After his brother's death in the Ships of the [[Teleri]] at [[Losgar]], according to the ''[[Shibboleth of Fëanor]]'', he dared speak against his father, and was the last to do so.
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== History ==
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He, like his brothers, participated in the [[Flight of the Noldor]]. He was deeply attached to his twin brother, and thus they were called  "''[[Ambarussa]]''" (see below). After his brother's death in the burning of the ships of the [[Teleri]] at [[Losgar]], he dared to speak against his father, and was the last to do so.<ref name="Shib">{{PM|XI}}</ref>
  
{{quote|In the morning the host was mustered, but of Fëanor's seven sons only six were to be found.  Then Ambarussa went pale with fear.  'Did you not then rouse Ambarussa my brother (whom you called Ambarto?' he said.  'He would not come ashore to sleep (he said) in discomfort.'  But it is thought (and no doubt Fëanor had guessed this also) that it was in the mind of Ambarto to sail his ship back [?afterwards] and rejoin Nerdanel; for he had been much [?shocked] by the deed of his father.  That ship I destroyed first,' said Fëanor (hiding his own dismay). 'Then rightly you gave the name to the youngest of your children,' said Ambarussa, 'And ''Umbarto'' "the Fated" was its true form. Fell and fey are you become.' And after that no one dared to speak again to Fëanor of this matter.|''[[The Shibboleth of Fëanor]]''}}
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After Fëanor's death he dwelt in the wide plains of [[East Beleriand]] and was known as a great hunter. He died during the attack made by the sons of Fëanor on the [[Mouths of Sirion|Havens of Sirion]].<ref>{{S|24}}</ref>
 
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After Fëanor's death he dwelt in the wide plains of [[East Beleriand]] and was known as a great hunter. He died during the attack made by the Sons of Fëanor on the [[Mouths of Sirion|Havens of Sirion]]
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== Etymology ==
 
== Etymology ==
Amras' [[father-name]] was '''[[Pityafinwë]]''', or "Little Finwë", as he was the second youngest of the [[House of Finwë]]. The short form of his name was [[Pityo]], "Little One". His [[Amilessë|mother-name]] was '''[[Ambarussa]]''' ("top-russet", referring to his hair). His twin Amrod shared the same mother-name for a time (see ''[[Amrod]]'' for further information). While in [[Aman]], others called him '''[[Minyarussa]]''', which means "First-''russa''".<ref>{{VT|41b}}</ref>
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Amros' [[father-name]] was '''[[Pityafinwë]]''', or "Little Finwë", as he was the second youngest of the [[House of Finwë]]. The short form of his name was [[Pityo]], "Little One". His [[Amilessë|mother-name]] was '''[[Ambarussa]]''' ("top-russet", referring to his hair). His twin Amarthan shared the same mother-name for a time (see ''[[Amrod]]'' for further information). While in [[Aman]], others called him '''Minyarussa''', which means "First-''russa''".<ref>{{VT|41b}}</ref>
  
The name ''Amras'' is the Sindarin version of ''Ambarussa''.
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The name ''Amros'' is the Sindarin version of ''Ambarussa''.
 
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In later notes found in ''[[The Peoples of Middle-earth]]'', Tolkien mentions that he wished to change the name to ''[[Amros]]'' because of linguistic issues.  While this occurred late in life, and there are no known manuscripts written later that contradict this, its canonicity is in dispute.
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== Genealogy ==
 
== Genealogy ==
 
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== Other versions of the Legendarium ==
 
In earlier stages of development Amras' name changed a number of times. In ''[[The Book of Lost Tales Part Two]]'' his  name was Díriel, Dinithel and Durithel. <ref>{{LT2 | IV}}, pp. 241, 245, 251</ref>
 
 
== References ==
 
 
* ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië]]
 
* ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of Fëanor and the Unchaining of Melkor]]
 
* ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of the Silmarils and the Unrest of the Noldor]]
 
* ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of the Flight of the Noldor]]
 
* ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of the Return of the Noldor]]
 
* ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of Beleriand and its Realms]]
 
* ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of the Noldor in Beleriand]]
 
* ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin]]
 
* ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of the Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad]]
 
* ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of the Ruin of Doriath]]
 
* ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath]]
 
* ''[[The Book of Lost Tales Part Two]]'', [[The Nauglafring]]
 
* ''[[The Shaping of Middle-earth]]'', [[The Earliest Annals of Valinor]]
 
* ''[[The Shaping of Middle-earth]]'', [[The Earliest Annals of Beleriand]]
 
* ''[[The Lost Road and Other Writings]]'', [[The later Annals of Beleriand]]
 
* ''[[The Lost Road and Other Writings]]'', [[The later Annals of Valinor]]
 
* ''[[The Lost Road and Other Writings]]'', [[Quenta Silmarillion]]
 
* ''[[The Lost Road and Other Writings]]'', [[The Etymologies]]
 
* ''[[Morgoth's Ring]]'', [[The Annals of Aman]]
 
* ''[[Morgoth's Ring]]'', [[The Later Quenta Silmarillion]]
 
* ''[[The War of the Jewels]]'', [[The Grey Annals]]
 
* ''[[The War of the Jewels]]'', [[The Later Quenta Silmarillion]]
 
* ''[[The Peoples of Middle-earth]]'', [[The Shibboleth of Feanor]]
 
 
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==See Also==
 
*[[:Category:Images of Amras|Images of Amras]]
 
  
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Amros
Noldo
Jenny Dolfen - Amrod and Amras, sons of Feanor.jpg
"Twins" by Sandrine Gestin
Biographical Information
Other namesPityafinwë (Q, fn)
Ambarussa (Q, mn)
Minyarussa (Q, epessë)
LocationTirion
Formenos
Estolad
Amon Ereb
AffiliationOath of Fëanor
Union of Maedros
LanguageQuenya
Sindarin
Birthafter Y.T. 1190
Tirion
DeathF.A. 538
Havens of Sirion
Family
HouseHouse of Fëanor
ParentageFëanor (father)
Nerdanel (mother)
SiblingsMaedros (brother)
Maglor (brother)
Celegorm (brother)
Curufin (brother)
Caranthir (brother)
Amarthan (twin brother)
Physical Description
GenderMale
Hair colorDark red
GalleryImages of Amros
"In the morning the host was mustered, but of Fëanor's seven sons only six were to be found. Then Ambarussa went pale with fear. ‘Did you not then rouse Ambarussa my brother whom you called Ambarto?’ he said. ‘He would not come ashore to sleep (he said) in discomfort.’ But it is thought (and no doubt Fëanor had guessed this also) that it was in the mind of Ambarto to sail his ship back afterwards and rejoin Nerdanel; for he had been much shocked by the deed of his father. ‘That ship I destroyed first,’ said Fëanor (hiding his own dismay). ‘Then rightly you gave the name to the youngest of your children,’ said Ambarussa. ‘And Umbarto "the Fated" was its true form. Fell and fey are you become.’ And after that no one dared to speak again to Fëanor of this matter."
The Peoples of Middle-earth, The Shibboleth of Fëanor

Amros and his twin brother Amarthan were the youngest sons of Fëanor. Through their mother Nerdanel they inherited red hair, instead of Fëanor's black.

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History

He, like his brothers, participated in the Flight of the Noldor. He was deeply attached to his twin brother, and thus they were called "Ambarussa" (see below). After his brother's death in the burning of the ships of the Teleri at Losgar, he dared to speak against his father, and was the last to do so.[1]

After Fëanor's death he dwelt in the wide plains of East Beleriand and was known as a great hunter. He died during the attack made by the sons of Fëanor on the Havens of Sirion.[2]

Etymology

Amros' father-name was Pityafinwë, or "Little Finwë", as he was the second youngest of the House of Finwë. The short form of his name was Pityo, "Little One". His mother-name was Ambarussa ("top-russet", referring to his hair). His twin Amarthan shared the same mother-name for a time (see Amrod for further information). While in Aman, others called him Minyarussa, which means "First-russa".[3]

The name Amros is the Sindarin version of Ambarussa.

Genealogy

Sarmo
b. Y.T.
 
Míriel
d. Y.T. 1170
 
Finwë
d. Y.T. 1495
 
Indis
b. Y.T.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nerdanel
b. Y.T.
 
 
 
Fëanor
Y.T. 1169 - 1497
 
Findis
b. Y.T.
 
Fingolfin
Y.T. 1190 - F.A. 456
 
Lalwen
b. Y.T.
 
Finarfin
b. Y.T. 1230
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maedros
d. F.A. 587
 
Maglor
b. Y.T.
 
Celegorm
d. F.A. 507
 
Curufin
d. F.A. 507
 
Caranthir
d. F.A. 507
 
AMROS
d. F.A. 538
 
Amarthan
d. Y.T. 1497
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Celebrimbor
d. S.A. 1697
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "XI. The Shibboleth of Fëanor"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "From The Shibboleth of Fëanor" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 41, July 2000