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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]


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


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


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