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Thain

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The title and surname of [[Húrin]] son of [[Galdor]], the [[Lord of Dor-lómin]]. It is said to mean '[[Steadfast]]'.
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The title of the military leader of the [[The Shire|Shire]], which was largely honorary. The first Thain was [[Bucca of the Marish]], and the title was held by eleven of his descendants of the [[Oldbucks]] until they moved across the River [[Brandywine]] to [[Buckland]]. Thereafter the title was held by the head of the [[Took Family|Took clan]], from [[Isumbras I]] onwards.

Revision as of 15:09, 11 February 2006

The title of the military leader of the Shire, which was largely honorary. The first Thain was Bucca of the Marish, and the title was held by eleven of his descendants of the Oldbucks until they moved across the River Brandywine to Buckland. Thereafter the title was held by the head of the Took clan, from Isumbras I onwards.