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'''Dumbledors''' were a legendary "''ferocious race of winged insects''",<ref>[[David Day]], ''[[A Tolkien Bestiary]]''</ref> mentioned only in [[Hobbits|Hobbit]] verse. The dumbledors were said to have battled a knight on a quest.<ref>{{AB|Errantry}}</ref>
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'''Dumbledors''' were a legendary "''ferocious race of winged insects''",<ref>[[David Day]], ''[[A Tolkien Bestiary]]''</ref> mentioned only in [[Hobbits|Hobbit]] verse (and in The adventure of Tom Bombardil). The dumbledors were said to have battled a knight on a quest.<ref>{{AB|Errantry}}</ref>
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
''Dumbledor'' or ''dumbledore'' is an obsolete English word for [[Wikipedia:Bumblebee|bumblebee]].
 
''Dumbledor'' or ''dumbledore'' is an obsolete English word for [[Wikipedia:Bumblebee|bumblebee]].

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He battled with the Dumbledores by Richard Svensson

Dumbledors were a legendary "ferocious race of winged insects",[1] mentioned only in Hobbit verse (and in The adventure of Tom Bombardil). The dumbledors were said to have battled a knight on a quest.[2]

Contents

Etymology

Dumbledor or dumbledore is an obsolete English word for bumblebee.

Portrayal in adaptations

Middle-earth Role Playing:

Dumbledors are described as being large winged insects weighing 6-8 pounds, carrying illness or poison, and to live in the Midgewater Marshes.[3][4][5]

See also

References

  1. David Day, A Tolkien Bestiary
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, "Errantry"
  3. Wesley J. Frank, et al. (1997), Arnor: The Land (#2023)
  4. S. Coleman Charlton (1993), Middle-earth Role Playing (2nd edition, hardcover) (#2000)
  5. Jeff McKeage (1988), Raiders of Cardolan (#8108)
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