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Dates
Race
Culture
Shire-hobbits, but later lived among the Bucklanders
Family
Settlements
Presumably raised at Great Smials, but would have removed to Brandy Hall after her marriage
Pronunciation
mirabe'lla too'k
Meaning
'Wonderful'1

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Mirabella Took

Frodo’s maternal grandmother

Mirabella was one of the youngest of the Old Took's many sons and daughters - in fact, of twelve children, only her brother Isengar was younger. She married into the Brandybuck clan, becoming the wife of Gorbadoc of Brandy Hall. With Gorbadoc, she had a large family of her own. Among her seven children were Rorimac, Gorbadoc's heir as Master of Buckland, and Primula, who was the ill-fated mother of Frodo Baggins.


Notes

1

'Wonderful' is the direct meaning of the name Mirabella (which derives from Latin mirabilis, 'wonderful' or 'extraordinary'). Mirabella's name also connects her to her two elder sisters Belladonna and Donnamira: the three names are each constructed from the elements bella, donna and mira in different combinations.

See also...

Primula Brandybuck

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