Called the Tall and the Faithful; son of Amandil, last lord of Andúnië in Númenor, descended from Eärendil and Elwing but not of the direct line of the Kings; escaped with his sons Isildur and Anárion from the Drowning of Númenor and founded the Númenórean realms in Middle-earth; slain with Gil-galad in the overthrow of Sauron at the end of the Second Age. The name may be interpreted either as 'Elf-friend' (see Elendili) or as 'Star-lover'.
   Founder of Arnor and Gondor.
   The last Lord of Andúnië, who escaped the wreck of Númenor with his sons Isildur and Anárion; they fled to Middle-earth and there founded the kingdoms of Arnor and Gondor. Elendil led the Last Alliance with Gilgalad, and died in the Siege of Barad-dûr.

J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary. . 2003.

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