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Banakil

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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'.
  
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==Etymology==
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''[[ban(a)]]'' means "half", and ''kil'' is an ending meaning "person"
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Banakil is the Westron name for the Hobbits, meaning literally 'halfling'.

Etymology

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