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Halfast Gamgee

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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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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.  
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He had the reputation for his wild stories of things he saw. He reportedly encountered a "[[Ents|Tree-man]]" while hunting beyond the [[North Moors]].<ref>{{FR|Shadow}}</ref>
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==

Revision as of 18:38, 1 October 2012

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.

He had the reputation for his wild stories of things he saw. He reportedly encountered a "Tree-man" while hunting beyond the North Moors.[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"