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Extant III 3019
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Kept the storehouse of the Third Company of the Citadel in Minas Tirith
Pronunciation
ta'rrgon (where 'rr' indicates that the r sound in this name should be distinctly pronounced)
Meaning
Uncertain1

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A citizen of Minas Tirith in Gondor, who served with the Guards of the Citadel. At the time of the War of the Ring, he kept a storehouse of the Guard, and provided rations for Beregond and Peregrin Took after Peregrin's arrival in the city.


Notes

1

On a direct interpretation, Targon's name seems to contain tar, 'noble, royal' and gon 'stone' or (via a different etymological root) 'commander'. These elements, however, combine to produce a name more suited to a king or lord than to a quartermaster. Perhaps Targon was named with intentional irony, or perhaps his name comes from some other linguistic source (for example tarch, a Sindarin word for 'rough' or 'tough').

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