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|Location||Great Smials, Tuckborough|
|Birth||S.R. 1262 |
|Death||S.R. 1360 (aged 98)|
|Parentage||Gerontius Took and Adamanta Chubb|
|Siblings||Isengrim, Hildigard, Isumbras, Hildigrim, Isembold, Hildifons, Isembard, Hildibrand, Belladonna, Donnamira and Mirabella|
Isengar Took was a Hobbit of the Shire.
History[edit | edit source]
Isengar was the youngest child of the Old Took. He was one of several youngsters inspired by Gandalf to travel outside of the Shire; it is told that he saw the sea in his youth. When Bilbo Baggins was young he used to pester Gandalf for information about Hobbits who had "gone off", such as his uncle Isengar.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
The name contains isen "iron" and gar "spear".
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "An Unexpected Party"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Took of Great Smials"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Quest of Erebor", Appendix
- ↑ Jim Allan (ed.), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"