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Adelard Took

Adelard Took
Hobbit
The Lord of the Rings Online - Adelard Took.jpg
Adelard Took from The Lord of the Rings Online
Biographical Information
BirthS.R. 1328
DeathS.R. 1423 (aged 95)
Family
FamilyTook
ParentageFlambard Took
ChildrenReginard Took, Everard Took, 2 daughters
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Adelard Took

Adelard Took was a Hobbit of the Shire.

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[edit] History

Adelard was the son of Flambard Took, and had several children; Reginard, Everard and two daughters. They were all present at Bilbo's Farewell Party in S.R. 1401.[1] The next morning, he joined a crowd who went to Bag End to ask Frodo Baggins about Bilbo's disapparance. Bilbo had left for him an umbrella as a parting gift, although Adelard left taking some others.[2]

[edit] Etymology

Adelard (lit. noble-hard) comes from a Teutonic word meaning "resolute" or "courageous".

[edit] Other versions of the legendarium

In older editions of The Lord of the Rings, the Took family tree in Appendix C showed that Adelard had three daughters. The number was changed to two in later editions.

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

2007: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Adelard Took is a librarian in Tuckborough.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Took of Great Smials"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Long-expected Party"