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Diamond of Long Cleeve

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Pippin and Diamond from PJ's RotK.jpg
Hobbit
Biographical Information
LocationThe Shire
BirthS.R. 1395
Physical Description
GenderFemale

Diamond of Long Cleeve (born T.A. 2995) was a hobbit of the Shire. She became the wife of Thain Peregrin Took in the 6th year of the Fourth Age. She is possibly one of the North-Tooks, descended from Bandobras Took (a.k.a. Bullroarer).[source?] She had one son Faramir, named after Steward Faramir of Gondor.

Her date of death is not known, but she probably[source?] died sometime before Fo.A. 63, when Pippin left the Shire to live in Gondor.

Etymology

Diamond derives from Latin diamant- which is a combination of adamant- and Greek διαφανής "transparent"[1] (see Adamanta Chubb).

The jewel name supports the possibility that she was of a noble family, such as the North-Tooks.

References

  1. Jim Allan (ed.), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"