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Hobbits (Fictitious characters) (Topical Term)

Preferred form: Hobbits (Fictitious characters)
Used for/see from:
  • Halflings (Fictitious characters : Tolkien)
  • Holbytlan (Fictitious characters)
  • Little People (Fictitious characters : Tolkien)
  • Periannath (Fictitious characters)

Work cat.: Tolkien, J.R.R. The hobbit, or, There and back again, c1997.

The hobbit site, via WWW, July 25, 2005: introd. (Hobbits in JRR Tolkien's books)

The encyclopedia of Arda, via WWW, July 25, 2005 (Hobbits, The Little People. Other Names: Halflings, Holbytlan, Little People, Periannath. A mortal race almost certainly related to Men, though their origins are unknown. Their most distinguishing feature was their short stature; even the tallest Hobbits rarely exceeded four feet in height. Originally a widespread people, hobbits were found in much of the north of Middle-earth and down the Vales of Anduin. As the Third Age passed, the Hobbits moved north and west, eventually founding the land of the Shire in III 1601.)

OED online, July 25, 2005 (hobbit: In the tales of J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973): one of an imaginary people, a small variety of the human race, that gave themselves this name (meaning "hole-dweller") but were called by others halflings, since they were half the height of normal men)

Taylor, M. J.R.R. Tolkien's The hobbit, c1992.

Stanton, Michael N. Hobbits, elves, and wizards, 2002.