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Gimilkhâd

Gimilkhâd[1]
Númenórean
Biographical Information
LocationNúmenor
AffiliationKing's Men[1]
LanguageAdûnaic
BirthS.A. 3044[1]
DeathS.A. 3243[1] (aged 199)
Family
HouseHouse of Elros
ParentageAr-Gimilzôr and Inzilbêth[1]
SiblingsInziladûn[1]
ChildrenPharazôn[2]
Physical Description
GenderMale

Gimilkhâd was the younger son of Queen Inzilbêth and King Ar-Gimilzôr of Númenor. His older brother Inziladûn followed his mother's beliefs (she was secretly one of the Faithful). Inziladûn took the royal title of Tar-Palantir and attempted to lead the Númenóreans back to reverence for the Valar. However, Gimilkhâd believed in the ways of his father, became the leader of the King's Men, and opposed the policies of his brother. His son usurped the Sceptre of Tar-Palantir's daughter Míriel, took the title of Ar-Pharazôn,[2] and brought destruction upon the island realm.[3]

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[edit] Etymology

Gimilkhâd is an Adûnaic name. Its meaning is not glossed. According to Paul Strack the first element gimil means "stars", but it is not clear what the last element khâd means.[4]

[edit] Genealogy

Ar-Zimrathôn
2798 - 3033
 
 
 
14th Lord
of Andúnië
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ar-Sakalthôr
2876 - 3102
 
Lindórië
unknown
 
Eärendur
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ar-Gimilzôr
2960 - 3177
 
Inzilbêth
unknown
 
16th Lord
of Andúnië
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Palantir
3035 - 3255
 
GIMILKHÂD
3044 - 3243
 
Númendil
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Míriel
3117 - 3319
 
Ar-Pharazôn
3118 - 3319
 
Amandil
Sailed west 3316
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elendil
3119 - 3441


[edit] Other versions of the legendarium

In The Line of Elros, Gimilkhâd's birth occurred in S.A. 3044 and his death in S.A. 3243 (indicating an age of 199).[1] In The Silmarillion it is stated that "Gimilkhâd died two years before his two hundredth year".[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", entry XXIII Ar-Gimilzôr (Tar-Telemnar)
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", entry XXIV Tar-Palantir (Ar-Inziladûn)
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Akallabêth: The Downfall of Númenor"
  4. Paul Strack, "[{{{articleurl}}} Ad. Gimilkhâd m.]", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 13 January 2022)