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{{youmay|the [[Ent]]|the actor, writer and fan, [[Cliff Broadway|Cliff "Quickbeam" Broadway]]}}
 
{{youmay|the [[Ent]]|the actor, writer and fan, [[Cliff Broadway|Cliff "Quickbeam" Broadway]]}}
 
[[Image:Quickbeam from Peter Jackson's The Two Towers.jpg|thumb|'''Quickbeam''' from [[The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers]].]]
 
[[Image:Quickbeam from Peter Jackson's The Two Towers.jpg|thumb|'''Quickbeam''' from [[The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers]].]]
'''Quickbeam''', or in [[Sindarin]] '''Bregalad''', was one of the younger [[Ents]] of [[Fangorn Forest]] belonging to the people of [[Skinbark]]. His name was given because of uncharacteristic hastiness. He was the first ent to make his mind up at the [[Entmoot]]. He sheltered, in his home, the two [[Hobbits|hobbit]]s, [[Meriadoc Brandybuck|Merry]], and [[Peregrin Took|Pippin]] while the other ents made up their minds at the entmoot. The rowan-trees in his keeping suffered greatly at the hands of [[Saruman]]'s [[Orcs]], and he played a great part in the Ents' resulting attack on [[Isengard]].
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'''Quickbeam''', or in [[Sindarin]] '''[[Bregalad]]''', was one of the younger [[Ents]] of [[Fangorn Forest]] belonging to the people of [[Skinbark]]. His name was given because of uncharacteristic hastiness. He was the first ent to make his mind up at the [[Entmoot]]. He sheltered, in his home, the two [[Hobbits|hobbit]]s, [[Meriadoc Brandybuck|Merry]], and [[Peregrin Took|Pippin]] while the other ents made up their minds at the entmoot. The rowan-trees in his keeping suffered greatly at the hands of [[Saruman]]'s [[Orcs]], and he played a great part in the Ents' resulting attack on [[Isengard]].
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==Etymology==
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Quickbeam is the translation of [[Elvish]] ''[[bregalad]]'' and was given to him because he was hasty for an Ent.<ref>{{TT|Treebeard}}</ref>
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Quickbeam and Quicken are actual English names of the '[[rowan]]' or 'mountain [[ash]]'. It was not coincidental that 'rowan' is mentioned in Quickbeam's song.<ref>[[Nomenclature]]</ref>
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Quickbeam, or in Sindarin Bregalad, was one of the younger Ents of Fangorn Forest belonging to the people of Skinbark. His name was given because of uncharacteristic hastiness. He was the first ent to make his mind up at the Entmoot. He sheltered, in his home, the two hobbits, Merry, and Pippin while the other ents made up their minds at the entmoot. The rowan-trees in his keeping suffered greatly at the hands of Saruman's Orcs, and he played a great part in the Ents' resulting attack on Isengard.

Etymology

Quickbeam is the translation of Elvish bregalad and was given to him because he was hasty for an Ent.[1]

Quickbeam and Quicken are actual English names of the 'rowan' or 'mountain ash'. It was not coincidental that 'rowan' is mentioned in Quickbeam's song.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "Treebeard"
  2. Nomenclature
Ents
Treebeard (Fangorn) · Leaflock (Finglas) · Skinbark (Fladrif) · Quickbeam (Bregalad) · Beechbone · Fimbrethil (Wandlimb)