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Fatty Lumpkin

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'''Fatty Lumpkin''' was a pony kept by [[Tom Bombadil]]. Fatty Lumpkin (sometimes called just "Lumpkin") was rarely ridden by Tom, and spent much of his time roaming free on the [[Barrow-downs]]. After their encounter with a [[Barrow-wights|Barrow-wight]], Tom rode along with [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] and his friends for a while on Fatty Lumpkin. The Hobbits' ponies had developed a strong friendship with Lumpkin during their time at Tom's house, and it was this that led them back to Tom Bombadil after they escaped from [[Bree]].
 
'''Fatty Lumpkin''' was a pony kept by [[Tom Bombadil]]. Fatty Lumpkin (sometimes called just "Lumpkin") was rarely ridden by Tom, and spent much of his time roaming free on the [[Barrow-downs]]. After their encounter with a [[Barrow-wights|Barrow-wight]], Tom rode along with [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] and his friends for a while on Fatty Lumpkin. The Hobbits' ponies had developed a strong friendship with Lumpkin during their time at Tom's house, and it was this that led them back to Tom Bombadil after they escaped from [[Bree]].
 
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==Etymology==
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[[Tolkien]] notes that -kin is in this name used a diminutive suffix<ref>[[Nomenclature]]</ref>
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[[Category:Horses]]
 
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[[de:Dickes Plumpel]]
 
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[[fi:Möykky]]
 
[[fi:Möykky]]

Revision as of 14:25, 10 October 2010

Fatty Lumpkin was a pony kept by Tom Bombadil. Fatty Lumpkin (sometimes called just "Lumpkin") was rarely ridden by Tom, and spent much of his time roaming free on the Barrow-downs. After their encounter with a Barrow-wight, Tom rode along with Frodo and his friends for a while on Fatty Lumpkin. The Hobbits' ponies had developed a strong friendship with Lumpkin during their time at Tom's house, and it was this that led them back to Tom Bombadil after they escaped from Bree.

Etymology

Tolkien notes that -kin is in this name used a diminutive suffix[1]

References

  1. Nomenclature