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'''Erling''' (b. {{TA|2854}}) was a working-class{{fact}} [[Hobbits|Hobbit]], the third child of [[Holman the greenhanded]]
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'''Erling''' was a [[Hobbits|Hobbit]] of [[the Shire]].
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==History==
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Erling was the middle child of [[Holman the greenhanded]], born in {{SR|1254}}.<ref>{{App|Gamgee}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
[[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]].
 
[[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
Hobbit
Biographical Information
BirthS.R. 1254
Family
ParentageHolman the greenhanded
Physical Description
GenderMale

Erling was a Hobbit of the Shire.

History

Erling was the middle child of Holman the greenhanded, born in S.R. 1254.[1]

Etymology

Old English eorling means "descendant of an earl (noble)".[2] It is the same word as Eorlingas but it doesn't refer to Eorl the Young.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "The Longfather-tree of Master Samwise"
  2. Jim Allan (ed.), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"