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Ranugad

The original form of ‘Hamfast

In his translation of the Red Book of Westmarch, Tolkien anglicised many hobbit names. 'Ranugad' is an example of this process - it is the real name of the hobbit named Hamfast Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings. Ranugad (often abbreviated to 'Ran') had a very similar meaning to the translated name, Hamfast.


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