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Banazîr

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'''Banazîr''' is a [[Hobbitish]] name meaning "simple minded". It was sometimes shortened to '''Ban'''.
 
'''Banazîr''' is a [[Hobbitish]] name meaning "simple minded". It was sometimes shortened to '''Ban'''.
  
It was the first name of [[Sam Gamgee|Ban Galpsi]].<ref>{{HM|AF}}</ref>
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It was the first name of [[Samwise Gamgee|Ban Galpsi]].<ref>{{HM|AF}}</ref>
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
It comes from the [[Westron]] element ''[[ban(a)]]'' meaning "half" and ''[[zîr]]'' meaning "wise"
 
It comes from the [[Westron]] element ''[[ban(a)]]'' meaning "half" and ''[[zîr]]'' meaning "wise"

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Banazîr is a Hobbitish name meaning "simple minded". It was sometimes shortened to Ban.

It was the first name of Ban Galpsi.[1]

Etymology

It comes from the Westron element ban(a) meaning "half" and zîr meaning "wise"

Translations

The name was translated as "Samwise", and Ban as Sam.

References

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