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Merry Gardner

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Merry Gardner
Hobbit
Biographical Information
LocationHobbiton
BirthS.R. 1427
Family
ParentageSamwise Gamgee, Rose Cotton
Physical Description
GenderMale

Merry Gardner was a Hobbit of the Shire.

History

At the suggestion of Frodo Baggins, Sam named one of his children after Merry Brandybuck.[1] Merry was born in S.R. 1427.[2]

Etymology

Merry is a translation of Hobbitish Westron (specifically, the Buckland dialect) Kali, meaning "jolly, gay".[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Grey Havens"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "The Longfather-tree of Master Samwise"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, "On Translation"