Adelard Took

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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.

History[edit]

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]

Etymology[edit]

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

Other versions of the legendarium[edit]

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.

Portrayal in adaptations[edit]

2007: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Adelard Took is a librarian in Tuckborough.

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