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Dates
Originated shortly after the Elves
Meaning
Ent is in fact an Anglo-Saxon word meaning 'giant', and so is likely to have been given to this race by Men
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  • Updated 16 March 2000
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A race of giant, tree-like people whose purpose was to protect the forests of Middle-earth. By the end of the Third Age, the great forests had dwindled, and so had the Ents, but they were still to be found in Fangorn Forest.


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