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Banazîr

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Banazîr is a Hobbitish name meanins "Half-wise". 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