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Holbytla

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'''Holbytla''' (pl. '''Holbytlan''') means ‘hole-dweller’, the legendary creatures known among the [[Northmen]] and the [[Rohirrim]].
 
'''Holbytla''' (pl. '''Holbytlan''') means ‘hole-dweller’, the legendary creatures known among the [[Northmen]] and the [[Rohirrim]].
  
From ‘Holbytlan’ the word ‘[[Hobbit]]’ in [[Westron]] was derived.
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From ‘Holbytla’ the word ‘[[Hobbit]]’ in [[Westron]] was derived.
  
 
It is the [[Old English]] translation of [[Rohirric]] ''[[Kûd-dûkan]]'', from which itself the word ''[[Kuduk]]'' was derived.
 
It is the [[Old English]] translation of [[Rohirric]] ''[[Kûd-dûkan]]'', from which itself the word ''[[Kuduk]]'' was derived.

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Holbytla (pl. Holbytlan) means ‘hole-dweller’, the legendary creatures known among the Northmen and the Rohirrim.

From ‘Holbytla’ the word ‘Hobbit’ in Westron was derived.

It is the Old English translation of Rohirric Kûd-dûkan, from which itself the word Kuduk was derived.