hobbit

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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Coined in its current sense by J. R. R. Tolkien in the 1930s, featured in the novels The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Jocularly etymologized by him as from a hypothetical Old English *holbytla (literally hole-builder). Tolkien was possibly influenced by similar terms for house-sprites (probably from Hob, a hypocoristic form of Robert), or an isolated mention of hobbits (with hobgoblins following immediately afterwards) in a list of sprites and bogies from the 19th-century Denham Tracts.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɒbɪt/, [-ɪʔ]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɒbɪt

Noun[edit]

hobbit (plural hobbits or (humorous) hobbitses)

  1. A fictional race of small humanoids with shaggy hair and hairy feet.
    • 2008, Tom Holt, Falling Sideways, Orbit books, →ISBN, p. 3:
      It was his thirty-third birthday and already he had [] a little round tummy like a hobbit
    Synonym: halfling
  2. An extinct species of hominin, Homo floresiensis, with a short body and relatively small brain, fossils of which have been recovered from the Indonesian island of Flores.
    • 2007 September 20, Christopher Joyce, “Case Grows for ‘Hobbit’ as Human Ancestor”, All Things Considered, National Public Radio:
      Although partial remains of other Hobbits have surfaced at the same site, they say it could have been an isolated colony of inbred people who shared the same genetic abnormalities.
    • 2011, Chris Stringer, The Origin of Our Species, Penguin 2012, p. 215:
      And in the island regions of southeast Asia, where the descendants of erectus, and the Hobbit, and any similar relict populations lived, climate changes would have greatly disrupted connections between regions and populations, as sea levels rose and fell by 100 metres or more.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Probably from hoppet, hobbet (basket).

Noun[edit]

hobbit (plural hobbits)

  1. A Welsh unit of weight, equal to four Welsh pecks, or 168 pounds
  2. (archaic) An old unit of volume (2+12 bushels, the volume of 168 pounds of wheat).

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈhobːit]
  • Hyphenation: hob‧bit
  • Rhymes: -it

Etymology 1[edit]

hobbi +‎ -t

Noun[edit]

hobbit

  1. accusative singular of hobbi

Etymology 2[edit]

From English hobbit.

Noun[edit]

hobbit (plural hobbitok)

  1. hobbit (a fictional race of small humanoids with shaggy hair and hairy feet)
    Synonym: (the name of this creature in a different translation) babó
Declension[edit]
Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative hobbit hobbitok
accusative hobbitot hobbitokat
dative hobbitnak hobbitoknak
instrumental hobbittal hobbitokkal
causal-final hobbitért hobbitokért
translative hobbittá hobbitokká
terminative hobbitig hobbitokig
essive-formal hobbitként hobbitokként
essive-modal
inessive hobbitban hobbitokban
superessive hobbiton hobbitokon
adessive hobbitnál hobbitoknál
illative hobbitba hobbitokba
sublative hobbitra hobbitokra
allative hobbithoz hobbitokhoz
elative hobbitból hobbitokból
delative hobbitról hobbitokról
ablative hobbittól hobbitoktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
hobbité hobbitoké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
hobbitéi hobbitokéi
Possessive forms of hobbit
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. hobbitom hobbitjaim
2nd person sing. hobbitod hobbitjaid
3rd person sing. hobbitja hobbitjai
1st person plural hobbitunk hobbitjaink
2nd person plural hobbitotok hobbitjaitok
3rd person plural hobbitjuk hobbitjaik

Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Coined by J.R.R. Tolkien

Noun[edit]

hobbit m

  1. hobbit

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Coined by J.R.R. Tolkien

Noun[edit]

hobbit m (definite singular hobbiten, indefinite plural hobbiter, definite plural hobbitene)

  1. a hobbit

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Coined by J.R.R. Tolkien

Noun[edit]

hobbit m (definite singular hobbiten, indefinite plural hobbitar, definite plural hobbitane)

  1. a hobbit

Polish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English hobbit.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hobbit m anim (feminine hobbitka) or hobbit m pers

  1. hobbit (fictional small humanoid creature)

Declension[edit]

or

Further reading[edit]

  • hobbit in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • hobbit in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

hobbit m, f (plural hobbits)

  1. hobbit (fictional small humanoid creature)

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /obˈbit/, [oβ̞ˈβ̞it̪]

Noun[edit]

hobbit m (plural hobbits)

  1. (fantasy) hobbit

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