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[[Image:Peter Jackson's The Return of the King - 0001.jpg|thumb|250px|''Sméagol'' played by [[Andy Serkis]] in [[The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King]].]]
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'''Sméagol''' ([[Old English|OE]], pron. {{IPA|[ˈsmæ͡ɑːɣoɫ]}}; also '''[[Trahald]]''') was a [[Hobbits|Hobbit]] of [[Stoors|Stoor-kind]] who lived on the banks of the [[Anduin]] in the later [[Third Age]]. He was an inquisitive Hobbit who was interested in roots and beginnings. His friend [[Déagol]] came upon [[the One Ring]], but Sméagol murdered Déagol and took the Ring. He was eventually exiled by his people, and crept into the roots of the [[Misty Mountains]], where he became the creature of the dark better known as [[Gollum]].
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==Etymology==
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Sméagol is the translation of actual [[Westron]] name ''[[Trahald]]''.
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[[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] explained in his [[Guide to the Names in The Lord of the Rings]] the origin of the name ''Sméagol'' in the lemma on [[smials]]:
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{{quote|'''Smials'''. A word peculiar to hobbits (not Common Speech), meaning 'burrow'; leave unchanged. It is a form that the Old English word '''smygel''' 'burrow' might have had, if it had survived. The same element appears in Gollum's real name, '''Sméagol'''.|Tolkien }}
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The name [[Smaug]] which means "squeezed through a hole" is also related.<ref>{{HM|L}}, [[Letter 31]]</ref>
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