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Banakil

Banakil is the Westron name for the Hobbits, meaning literally 'halfling'.[1]

[edit] Etymology

ban(a) means "half", and -kil is an ending meaning "person"

[edit] Cognates

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, "On Translation"