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Kalimac Brandagamba

Kalimac Brandagamba was the actual Westron form of the Hobbit name anglicised by Tolkien as 'Meriadoc Brandybuck', usually shortened to Kali.[1]

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In drafts of the Appendices, Tolkien gives the Westron name Khilimanzar/Cilimanzar with the short form Khilik/Cilic.[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, "On Translation"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "II. The Appendix on Languages", p. 50