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Smaug = Σμάουγκ, Νοσφιστής


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"Conversation with Smaug" by J.R.R. Tolkien

"Never laugh at live dragons, Bilbo you fool!"
Και μόλις τώρα ανακάλυψα ότι το όνομα Smaug έχει δοθεί σε γένος σαύρας!

Smaug is the name of the dragon encountered by Bilbo Baggins, the protagonist of J.R.R. Tolkien's book The Hobbit. According to Tolkien the name is derived from the Old German verb smeugen – to squeeze through a hole. Like the type species, Smaug lived underground and was heavily armored. Appropriately Tolkien was born in the Free State province, South Africa, the core area of distribution of the type species. The name is masculine.

Smaug giganteus
Σαουρόνα η χρυσοφόρος… Τελικά ταιριάζει περισσότερο απ' ό,τι περίμενα με το θέμα του νήματος.