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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==
[[Tolkien]] notes that -kin is in this name used a diminutive suffix<ref>[[Nomenclature]]</ref>
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[[Tolkien]] notes that -kin is in this name used a diminutive suffix.<ref>{{HM|N}}, p. 757</ref>
 
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Revision as of 11:32, 11 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. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 757