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Isengar Took

Isengar Took
Biographical Information
LocationGreat Smials, Tuckborough
BirthS.R. 1262
DeathS.R. 1360 (aged 98)
ParentageGerontius Took and Adamanta Chubb
SiblingsIsengrim, Hildigard, Isumbras, Hildigrim, Isembold, Hildifons, Isembard, Hildibrand, Belladonna, Donnamira and Mirabella
Physical Description

Isengar Took was a Hobbit of the Shire.

[edit] History

Isengar was the youngest child of the Old Took. He was one of several youngsters inspired by Gandalf[1] to travel outside of the Shire; it is told that he saw the sea in his youth.[2] When Bilbo Baggins was young he used to pester Gandalf for information about Hobbits who had "gone off", such as his uncle Isengar.[3]

[edit] Etymology

The name contains isen "iron" and gar "spear".[4]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "An Unexpected Party"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Took of Great Smials"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Quest of Erebor", Appendix
  4. Jim Allan (ed.), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"