Tolkien Gateway

Banazîr

(Difference between revisions)
Line 1: Line 1:
'''Banazîr''' is a [[Hobbitish]] name meanins "Half-wise". 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>
 
It was the first name of [[Sam Gamgee|Ban Galpsi]].<ref>{{HM|AF}}</ref>
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
It comes from the Westron element ''[[bana]]'' meaning "half" and ''[[zîr]]'' meaning "wise"
+
It comes from the [[Westron]] element ''[[bana]]'' meaning "half" and ''[[zîr]]'' meaning "wise"
 
==Translations==
 
==Translations==
 
*[[Sindarin]] ''[[Perhael]]''
 
*[[Sindarin]] ''[[Perhael]]''

Revision as of 10:33, 25 October 2009

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 bana 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