S. Baravorn m. “Hamfast”
A Sindarin translation of the name of Sam’s son “Hamfast”, appearing in the unfinished epilog to The Lord of the Rings (SD/121) and the King’s Letter (SD/129). The first element of the name is likely bâr “home”, and the second element is probably some derivative of the root ᴹ√BOR(ON) “endure”, perhaps born² (though David Salo suggested avorn, GS/343).
Conceptual Development: In earlier drafts of the epilog, Hamfast was translated as N. Marthanc (SD/117). This is likely a combination of a variant of N. bár “home” and a mutated form of N. tanc “firm” as suggested by Roman Rausch (EE/3.2).
References ✧ AotM/62; SD/121, 126, 129; SDI1/Baravorn, Marthanc
|bâr||“house, dwelling, home”|