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Flambard Took

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One of the thirteen recorded grandchildren of [[Gerontius]], the [[Old Took]]. Flambard's father was [[Isembard]], one of Gerontius' younger sons, making Flambard a first cousin of [[Bilbo Baggins]]. Indeed, Flambard and Bilbo were close contemporaries, being born just three years apart. Though he lived for a hundred and two years, Flambard did not survive to see Bilbo's famous [[Birthday Party]], but many of his descendants (including [[Adelard]], [[Reginard]] and [[Everard Took]]) were present to see Bilbo vanish.  
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'''Flambard Took''' was a [[Hobbits|Hobbit]] of [[the Shire]].
  
Like many other members of the [[Took]] clan, Flambard's name has military connections: a flambard is a large sword with a waved or flame-shaped blade.
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==History==
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Flambard was the son of [[Isembard Took]], one of [[Gerontius Took|the Old Took]]'s younger sons. He had one son, [[Adelard Took|Adelard]].<ref>{{App|Took}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
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Like many other members of the [[Took Family|Took]] clan, Flambard's name has military connections: a flambard (''flam'' + ''bard'' "battle-axe") is a large sword with a waved or flame-shaped blade.<ref>[[Jim Allan]] (ed.), ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'', "Giving of Names"</ref>
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Revision as of 11:44, 29 December 2011

Flambard Took
Hobbit
Biographical Information
Locationthe Shire
BirthS.R. 1287
DeathS.R. 1389
Family
ParentageIsembard
Physical Description
GenderMale

Flambard Took was a Hobbit of the Shire.

History

Flambard was the son of Isembard Took, one of the Old Took's younger sons. He had one son, Adelard.[1]

Etymology

Like many other members of the Took clan, Flambard's name has military connections: a flambard (flam + bard "battle-axe") is a large sword with a waved or flame-shaped blade.[2]

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"