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Gollum]] 's original name '[[Sméagol]] ' was not in fact the one he historically would have used: that name was ''' Trahald'''. 'Trahald' comes from a [[ Mannish]] dialect spoken in the region around the [[ Gladden River]] , and means ' burrowing' . [[ Tolkien]] created an anglicised version of the name, based on the Old English word smygel, which evolved into the better known name of Sméagol. The same old word for ' burrowing' lies behind smial, the [[ Hobbits]]' traditional name for their [[ hobbit-holes]] . |+|
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trahald means "burrowing" in Northern Mannish. It was also the name of the Hobbit Sméagol.
A possible Root *TRAH.
 Related words
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, On Translation
- ↑ Andreas Moehn, Etymologies of the Atani Languages