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Halfast Gamgee

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'''Halfast Gamgee''' was a cousin of [[Samwise Gamgee]], the son of Sam's uncle [[Halfred of Overhill|Halfred]] of [[Overhill]]. While hunting in the [[Northfarthing]] one day, Halfast reportedly encountered a huge and peculiar being that he called a '[[Ents|Tree-man]]'. He was also known by the nickname 'Hal'.
 
'''Halfast Gamgee''' was a cousin of [[Samwise Gamgee]], the son of Sam's uncle [[Halfred of Overhill|Halfred]] of [[Overhill]]. While hunting in the [[Northfarthing]] one day, Halfast reportedly encountered a huge and peculiar being that he called a '[[Ents|Tree-man]]'. He was also known by the nickname 'Hal'.
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
The name comes from [[Old English]] ''hālfæst'' meaning "hale and firm"<ref>''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'', Giving of names</ref>.
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The name comes from [[Old English]] ''hālfæst'' meaning "hale and firm".<ref>[[Jim Allan]] (ed.), ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'', "Giving of Names"</ref>
 
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Revision as of 20:54, 1 December 2010

Halfast Gamgee was a cousin of Samwise Gamgee, the son of Sam's uncle Halfred of Overhill. While hunting in the Northfarthing one day, Halfast reportedly encountered a huge and peculiar being that he called a 'Tree-man'. He was also known by the nickname 'Hal'.

Etymology

The name comes from Old English hālfæst meaning "hale and firm".[1]

References

  1. Jim Allan (ed.), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"