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Prisca Baggins

Prisca Baggins
Biographical Information
LocationThe Shire
BirthS.R. 1306
ParentagePolo Baggins
SpouseWilibald Bolger
ChildrenWilimar, Heribald and Nora
Physical Description

Prisca Bolger, née Baggins, was a Hobbit of the Shire.


[edit] History

Prisca was the second child and daughter of Polo Baggins.[1] She married Wilibald Bolger, and had three children: Wilimar, Heribald and Nora. Her husband passed away before S.R. 1401, but she attended Bilbo's Farewell Party with her children.[2][note 1]

[edit] Etymology

Prisca is a Latin/Italian word meaning "former, old" from which derives the name Priscilla.[3]

[edit] Notes

  1. The 50th Anniversary edition of The Lord of the Rings includes Prisca as a guest at the Farewell Party. In older editions of Appendix C, Prisca did not appear as an attendee. Robert Foster in his The Complete Guide to Middle-earth thus states that Prisca died before T.A. 3001 (entry for Prisca Bolger).

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Baggins of Hobbiton"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings (50th Anniv. Ed.), Appendix C, "Bolger of Budgeford"