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'''Erling''' (b. {{TA|2854}}) was a working class [[Hobbits|Hobbit]], the third child of [[Holman the greenhanded]]
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'''Erling''' (b. {{TA|2854}}) was a working-class{{fact}} [[Hobbits|Hobbit]], the third child of [[Holman the greenhanded]]
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
[[Old English]] ''eorling'' means "descendant of an earl (noble)"<ref>''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'', Giving of names</ref>. It is the same word as ''[[Eorlingas]]'' but it doesn't refer to [[Eorl the Young]].
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[[Old English]] ''eorling'' means "descendant of an earl (noble)".<ref>[[Jim Allan]] (ed.), ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'', "Giving of Names"</ref> It is the same word as ''[[Eorlingas]]'' but it doesn't refer to [[Eorl the Young]].
 
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Erling (b. T.A. 2854) was a working-class[source?] Hobbit, the third child of Holman the greenhanded

Etymology

Old English eorling means "descendant of an earl (noble)".[1] It is the same word as Eorlingas but it doesn't refer to Eorl the Young.

References

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