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'''Banakil''' is a [[Westron]] name for the [[Hobbits]], meaning literally 'halfling'. [[bann]] = half, [[kil]] = diminutive, -ling
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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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Revision as of 12:23, 19 January 2008

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".