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'''Kuduk''' (pl. *'''Kudugin''') was the actual [[Westron]] word with which the [[Hobbits|Hobbit]]s called themselves. It is translated as "Hobbit"
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'''Kuduk''' (pl. *'''Kudugin''') was the actual [[Westron]] word with which the [[Hobbits|Hobbit]]s called themselves. It is translated as "Hobbit."
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
It is suggested that this developed from an older word, ''[[kûd-dûkan]]'', meaning '[[holbytlan|hole-builder]]'. Although the Hobbits called them as ''kuduk'', they had forgotten the meaning of the word.<ref name="App">{{App|F2}}</ref>
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It is suggested that this developed from an older word, ''[[kûd-dûkan]]'', meaning '[[holbytlan|hole-builder]]'. Although the Hobbits called themselves ''kuduk'', they had forgotten the meaning of the word.<ref name="App">{{App|F2}}</ref>
 
==Other versions==
 
==Other versions==
 
Before this published word, [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] considered the form ''cûbuc'' pl. ''cûbugin'' which was apparently dropped later.<ref>{{HM|PM}}, p. 49</ref>
 
Before this published word, [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] considered the form ''cûbuc'' pl. ''cûbugin'' which was apparently dropped later.<ref>{{HM|PM}}, p. 49</ref>

Latest revision as of 04:34, 21 June 2012

Kuduk (pl. *Kudugin) was the actual Westron word with which the Hobbits called themselves. It is translated as "Hobbit."

[edit] Etymology

It is suggested that this developed from an older word, kûd-dûkan, meaning 'hole-builder'. Although the Hobbits called themselves kuduk, they had forgotten the meaning of the word.[1]

[edit] Other versions

Before this published word, Tolkien considered the form cûbuc pl. cûbugin which was apparently dropped later.[2]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, "On Translation"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, p. 49