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'''Hending''' (b. {{TA|2859}}) was a [[Hobbits|Hobbit]] of the [[Shire]], the fourth child of [[Holman the greenhanded]].
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'''Hending''' was a [[Hobbits|Hobbit]] of [[the Shire]].
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==History==
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Hending was the fourth child of [[Holman the greenhanded]].<ref>{{App|Gamgee}}</ref>
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
The name in Middle English means "courteous, skillful one"<ref>''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'', Giving of names</ref>.
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The name in Middle English means "courteous, skillful one".<ref>[[Jim Allan]] (ed.), ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'', "Giving of Names"</ref> In ''[[Gerald of Wales on the Survival of Welsh]]'', Tolkien equates the name "Hending" — nominally the author of a compilation of traditional proverbs that end with "quoth Hending" —  with the Welsh "henddyn", the typical wise old man.<ref>[[Mark T. Hooker]], ''[[Tolkien and Welsh]]'' p. 194</ref> 
 
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Revision as of 19:38, 7 August 2012

Hending
Hobbit
Biographical Information
BirthS.R. 1259
Family
ParentageHolman the greenhanded
Physical Description
GenderMale

Hending was a Hobbit of the Shire.

History

Hending was the fourth child of Holman the greenhanded.[1]

Etymology

The name in Middle English means "courteous, skillful one".[2] In Gerald of Wales on the Survival of Welsh, Tolkien equates the name "Hending" — nominally the author of a compilation of traditional proverbs that end with "quoth Hending" — with the Welsh "henddyn", the typical wise old man.[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "The Longfather-tree of Master Samwise"
  2. Jim Allan (ed.), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"
  3. Mark T. Hooker, Tolkien and Welsh p. 194