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Ferumbras Took II

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'''Ferumbras Took II''' was the elder of the two sons of [[Thain]] [[Isumbras Took III|Isumbras III]]. His younger brother was the famous [[Bandobras Took]], the victor of the [[Battle of Greenfields]], but as the elder brother it was Ferumbras who inherited his father's Thainship. He served as [[the Shire]]'s twenty-fourth Thain for forty-two years, and was succeeded in turn by his son [[Fortinbras Took II|Fortinbras]].
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'''Ferumbras Took II''' was a [[Thain]] of [[the Shire]].
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==History==
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Ferumbras was the oldest son of [[Thain]] [[Isumbras Took III|Isumbras III]], though in fame he was outlived by his younger brother, [[Bandobras Took|Bandobas]], who moved to the [[Northfarthing]] and won the [[Battle of Greenfields]]. Ferumbras instead became Thain, and was succeeded in turn by his son [[Fortinbras Took II|Fortinbras]].<ref>{{App|Took}}</ref>
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
[[Wikipedia:Ferumbras|Ferumbras]] perhaps contains French ''fier'' "brave" or Latin ''ferrum'' "iron" and ''bras'' "arm"<ref>[[An Introduction to Elvish]], "Giving of Names"</ref>
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[[Wikipedia:Ferumbras|Ferumbras]] is an actual name, a corruption of French ''fier à bras'', "brave arm".
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Revision as of 20:48, 12 December 2010

Ferumbras Took II
Hobbit
Biographical Information
Locationthe Shire
BirthS.R. 1101
DeathS.R. 1201
Family
ParentageIsumbras Took III
Physical Description
GenderMale

Ferumbras Took II was a Thain of the Shire.

History

Ferumbras was the oldest son of Thain Isumbras III, though in fame he was outlived by his younger brother, Bandobas, who moved to the Northfarthing and won the Battle of Greenfields. Ferumbras instead became Thain, and was succeeded in turn by his son Fortinbras.[1]

Etymology

Ferumbras is an actual name, a corruption of French fier à bras, "brave arm".

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Took of Great Smials"
Preceded by:
Isumbras III
24th Thain of the Shire
S.R. 1259 - 2801
Followed by:
Fortinbras I