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Rosamunda Took

Rosamunda Took
Hobbit
Biographical Information
Other namesRosamunda Bolger
LocationThe Shire
BirthS.R. 1339
Family
FamilyTook
ParentageSigismond Took
SiblingsFerdinand
SpouseOdovacar Bolger
ChildrenFredegar and Estella
Physical Description
GenderFemale

Rosamunda Bolger, née Took, was a Hobbit of the Shire.

[edit] History

Rosamunda was the daughter of Sigismond Took.[1] She married Odovacar, future patriarch of the Bolger Family, and had two children: Fredegar and Estella. The couple and their children attended Bilbo's Farewell Party in S.R. 1401.[2]

[edit] Etymology

The name in the middle ages it was understood as rosa munda, Latin for "pure rose" but it derives from hros "horse" and mund "hand, protection". [3]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Took of Great Smials"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Bolger of Budgeford"
  3. Jim Allan (ed.), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"