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Widow Rumble

Widow Rumble
Biographical Information
BirthLate Third Age
DeathEarly Fourth Age
Physical Description

Widow Rumble was a hobbit of the Shire.

[edit] History

Widow Rumble looked after Hamfast Gamgee after the War of the Ring when his son Sam moved from Bagshot Row to Bag End.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Tolkien mentions that "rumble" is not a meaningful word in the Hobbitish of that era.[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Grey Havens"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 762