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'''Isumbras Took III''' was the eleventh [[Thain]] of the Took line, and twenty-third overall, Isumbras succeeded his father [[Isengrim Took II|Isengrim II]]. He had two sons, of whom the younger, [[Bandobras Took|Bandobras]], became famous as the 'Bullroarer'. Isumbras' years as Thain were a time of hardship and privation - his son Bandobras beat back a raiding Orc-band at the [[Battle of Greenfields]], while the end of his Thainship saw the [[Long Winter]] fall on the [[Shire]]. He was succeeded by his elder son, who became Thain [[Ferumbras Took II| Ferumbras II]].
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'''Isumbras Took III''' was the twenty-third [[Thain]] of [[the Shire]], the eleventh of the [[Took Family]].
  
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==History==
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Isumbras was the son of [[Isengrim Took II|Thain Isengrim II]], and inherited the title at his father's death in {{SR|1122}}. He had two sons, [[Ferumbras Took II|Ferumbras II]] and [[Bandobras Took|Bandobras]], who moved North to [[Long Cleeve]].<ref>{{App|Took}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
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"Isumbras" is of French and [[Old English|Anglo-Saxon]] origin and means "iron-arm". It comes from the French ''bras'' meaning "arm", and the Anglo-Saxon and Middle High German word ''[[isen]]'' which means "iron".<ref>[[Jim Allan]], ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'', "Giving of Names"</ref>
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[[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] likely{{fact}} got the name from ''[[wikipedia:Sir Isumbras|Sir Isumbras]]'', an English medieval romance about a man who suffers a lifetime of hardship but who finds happiness in his latter years.
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Revision as of 18:34, 29 July 2012

Isumbras Took III
Hobbit
Biographical Information
LocationTuckborough
BirthS.R. 1066
DeathS.R. 1159
Family
ParentageIsengrim Took II
Physical Description
GenderMale

Isumbras Took III was the twenty-third Thain of the Shire, the eleventh of the Took Family.

History

Isumbras was the son of Thain Isengrim II, and inherited the title at his father's death in S.R. 1122. He had two sons, Ferumbras II and Bandobras, who moved North to Long Cleeve.[1]

Etymology

"Isumbras" is of French and Anglo-Saxon origin and means "iron-arm". It comes from the French bras meaning "arm", and the Anglo-Saxon and Middle High German word isen which means "iron".[2]

Tolkien likely[source?] got the name from Sir Isumbras, an English medieval romance about a man who suffers a lifetime of hardship but who finds happiness in his latter years.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Took of Great Smials"
  2. Jim Allan, An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"
Isumbras Took III
Took Family
Born: S.R. 1066 Died: S.R. 1159
Preceded by:
Isengrim Took II
23rd Thain of the Shire
S.R. 1122 - 1259
Followed by:
Ferumbras Took II