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Revision as of 11:47, 30 August 2012

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"