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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'.
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'''Halfast "Hal" Gamgee''' was a [[Hobbit]] of [[the Shire]].
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==History==
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Hal was the son of [[Halfred of Overhill|Halfred]], an uncle of [[Samwise Gamgee]].<ref>{{App|Gamgee}}</ref> He worked for [[Boffin Family|Mr. Boffin]] in [[Overhill]], and often went up in the [[Northfarthing]] to hunt. Whilst there, he reportedly encountered a "[[Ents|Tree-man]]".<ref>{{FR|Shadow}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
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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The name likely 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 09:27, 10 December 2010

Halfast Gamgee
Hobbit
Biographical Information
Other namesHal
LocationOverhill
BirthS.R. 1372
Family
ParentageHalfred of Overhill
Physical Description
GenderMale

Halfast "Hal" Gamgee was a Hobbit of the Shire.

History

Hal was the son of Halfred, an uncle of Samwise Gamgee.[1] He worked for Mr. Boffin in Overhill, and often went up in the Northfarthing to hunt. Whilst there, he reportedly encountered a "Tree-man".[2]

Etymology

The name likely comes from Old English hālfæst meaning "hale and firm".[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "The Longfather-tree of Master Samwise"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Shadow of the Past"
  3. Jim Allan (ed.), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"