Notes that although Tolkien believed at first that he had invented the word “hobbit,” he became concerned that he might have encountered it and subconsciously reproduced it. Reviews a number of possible sources of the word suggested by scholars.
"On the Origin of the Name "Hobbit","
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 16
, Article 19.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol16/iss2/19
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Mythcon 51: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien
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