Prisca Baggins

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Prisca Baggins
Biographical Information
LocationThe Shire
BirthS.R. 1306
DeathAfter S.R. 1401
ParentagePolo Baggins
SpouseWilibald Bolger
ChildrenWilimar, Heribald and Nora
Physical Description

Prisca Bolger, née Baggins, was a Hobbit of the Shire.

History[edit | edit source]

Prisca was the second child and daughter of Polo Baggins.[1] She married Wilibald Bolger, and had several children: Wilimar, Heribald and Nora. Her husband passed away before S.R. 1401, but she attended Bilbo's Farewell Party with her children.[2]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Prisca is a Latin/Italian word meaning "former, old" from which derives the name Priscilla.[3]

Other versions of the legendarium[edit | edit source]

The 50th Anniversary edition of The Lord of the Rings includes Prisca as a guest at the Farewell Party.[4] In older editions of Appendix C, Prisca is not marked as an attendee. Robert Foster in his The Complete Guide to Middle-earth thus states that Prisca died before T.A. 3001.[5]