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Ferdinand Took

Ferdinand Took
Hobbit
Biographical Information
LocationTookland
BirthS.R. 1340
Family
FamilyTook
ParentageSigismond Took
SiblingsRosamunda
ChildrenFerdibrand
Physical Description
GenderMale

Ferdinand Took was a Hobbit of the Shire.

[edit] History

Ferdinand was the son of Sigismond Took. He was the father of Ferdibrand. They both attended Bilbo Baggins' Farewell Party in S.R. 1401.[1]

[edit] Etymology

The name is composed of ferdi "peace" + nand "daring, brave".[2]

Wikipedia gives the etymology frith "protection"/ farð "journey" and nanth

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Took of Great Smials"
  2. Jim Allan (ed.), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"