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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]].
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'''Fatty Lumpkin''' was a pony kept by [[Tom Bombadil]].
  
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==History==
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Fatty 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.<ref>{{FR|Bombadil}}</ref> 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]].<ref>{{RK|Homeward}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
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[[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] notes that ''-kin'' is in this name used as a diminutive suffix.<ref>{{HM|N}}, p. 757</ref>
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Revision as of 19:16, 3 February 2018

Fatty Lumpkin was a pony kept by Tom Bombadil.

History

Fatty 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.[1] 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.[2]

Etymology

Tolkien notes that -kin is in this name used as a diminutive suffix.[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "In the House of Tom Bombadil"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Homeward Bound"
  3. 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