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The Not-so-Simple Samwise Gamgee

Akatsukami - 08 Sep 13 - 5:47 PM

Ch. 1: The Not-so-Simple Samwise Gamgee

Without wanting to take anything from a very impressive essay, ISTR Professor Tolkien writing that at the end of the Third Age "Samwise" ("Banazîr" in the Hobbitish dialect of Westron) was a traditional name whose literal meaning was disregarded.

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