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Dates
Extant in late III 3018
Race
Culture
Settlements
The town of Bree in the Bree-land
Pronunciation
no'b
Meaning
Uncertain1

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Nob

One of the servants of Barliman Butterbur

With Bob, one of the two servants of Barliman Butterbur at the inn of the Prancing Pony in Bree.


Notes

1

Nob's name is never directly explained, but in English the nickname 'Nob' would usually be an abbreviation of 'Norbert'. The fact that his fellow servant at the Prancing Pony, Bob, had a name that was a shortened version of 'Robert' implies that this connection is perhaps more than coincidence. If 'Nob' was indeed from 'Norbert', then it ultimately derives from Germanic, meaning something like 'bright one of the north'.

See also...

Appledore Family, Master

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