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'''Banakil''' is a [[Westron]] name for the [[Hobbits]], meaning literally 'halfling'. ''[[ban(a)]]'' means "half", and ''kil'' is a cognate of [[Quenya]] ''kíl'', "follower, Man" (see also [[Tarkil]]), and as such, the name means "Half Man".
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'''Banakil''' is the [[Westron]] name for the [[Hobbits]], meaning literally 'halfling'.<ref>{{App|Translation}}</ref>
  
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==Etymology==
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''[[ban(a)]]'' means "half", and ''[[-kil]]'' is an ending meaning "person"
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==Cognates==
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*[[Sindarin]] ''[[Perian]]''
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*[[Quenya]] ''[[Periando]]''
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Latest revision as of 10:52, 29 December 2011

Banakil is the Westron name for the Hobbits, meaning literally 'halfling'.[1]

[edit] Etymology

ban(a) means "half", and -kil is an ending meaning "person"

[edit] Cognates

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, "On Translation"