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Odovacar Bolger

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Odovacar married [[Rosamunda Took]] (a descendant of the [[Old Took]]) and their son was [[Frodo]]'s friend [[Fredegar ('Fatty') Bolger]]. All three were present at Bilbo's famous [[Farewell Party]].  
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'''Odovacar Bolger''' was a [[hobbits|hobbit]] of [[the Shire]].  
  
The name 'Odovacar' is Gothic: in fact, historically, Odovacar was the barbarian who finally overthrew the western Roman Empire. The [[Hobbits]] lived millennia before the Goths existed, of course, so Odovacar cannot have been a real Hobbit name. Instead, it merely represents the original, unknown, name for this member of the [[Bolger family]], whose real name would presumably have come from some appropriately famous barbarian of his own history.  
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==History==
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Odovacar was the son of [[Herugar Bolger]] and [[Jessamine Boffin]]. He became head of the family after his father's death. Odovacar married [[Rosamunda Took]], and had two children: [[Fredegar Bolger|Fredegar]] and [[Estella Bolger|Estella]]. They were all present at [[Bilbo's Farewell Party]].<ref>{{App|Bolger}}</ref>
  
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==Etymology==
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[[Wikipedia:Odoacer|Odovacar]] contains ''aud'' "wealth" and ''vacar'' "watchful".<ref>[[Jim Allan]] (ed.), ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'', "Giving of Names"</ref> It was the name of [[wikipedia:Odoacer|a legendary germanic king of Rome]].
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Revision as of 23:01, 24 August 2011

Odovacar Bolger
Hobbit
Biographical Information
Locationthe Shire
BirthS.R. 1335
DeathS.R. 1431
Physical Description
GenderMale

Odovacar Bolger was a hobbit of the Shire.

History

Odovacar was the son of Herugar Bolger and Jessamine Boffin. He became head of the family after his father's death. Odovacar married Rosamunda Took, and had two children: Fredegar and Estella. They were all present at Bilbo's Farewell Party.[1]

Etymology

Odovacar contains aud "wealth" and vacar "watchful".[2] It was the name of a legendary germanic king of Rome.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Bolger of Budgeford"
  2. Jim Allan (ed.), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"