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'''Brockenbores''', or '''Brockenborings''', was a network of tunnels in the northern part of the [[Shire]]'s [[Eastfarthing]], in the hilly region of [[Scary]]. This was one of the more outlying parts of the Shire, which was perhaps the reason that a band of [[Hobbits|Hobbit]] rebels hid here for a time when '[[Sharkey]]' took control of the Shire during the [[War of the Ring]].  
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'''Brockenbores''', or '''Brockenborings''', was a network of tunnels in the northern part of [[the Shire]]'s [[Eastfarthing]], in the hilly region of [[Scary]].<ref>{{FR|Part}}</ref>  This was one of the more outlying parts of the Shire, which was perhaps the reason that a band of [[Hobbits|Hobbit]] rebels led by [[Fredegar Bolger]], hid here for a time when '[[Sharkey]]' took control of the Shire during the [[War of the Ring]].<ref>{{RK|VI9}}</ref>
  
The name of this place is given as 'Brockenbores' in the text of [[The Lord of the Rings]], but as 'Brockenborings' on the map that accompanies the trilogy. Both versions of the name have the same meaning, and translate approximately as 'badger-burrowings'.
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==Etymology==
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The name of this place is given as 'Brockenbores' in the text of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', but as "Brockenborings" on ''[[A Part of the Shire]]''.  
  
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[[David Salo]] suggests a speculative derivation from [[Old English|Old Hobbitish]] *''Broccesboran''.<ref>{{webcite|author=[[David Salo]]|articleurl=http://groups.yahoo.com/group/elfling/message/121|articlename=Hobbitish Place-names|dated=23 November 1998|website=[[Elfling]]}}</ref>
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The name(s) translate approximately as "badger-burrowings".<ref name="Nomen">{{HM|N}}, p. 767</ref>
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Latest revision as of 10:00, 9 March 2013

Brockenbores, or Brockenborings, was a network of tunnels in the northern part of the Shire's Eastfarthing, in the hilly region of Scary.[1] This was one of the more outlying parts of the Shire, which was perhaps the reason that a band of Hobbit rebels led by Fredegar Bolger, hid here for a time when 'Sharkey' took control of the Shire during the War of the Ring.[2]

[edit] Etymology

The name of this place is given as 'Brockenbores' in the text of The Lord of the Rings, but as "Brockenborings" on A Part of the Shire.

David Salo suggests a speculative derivation from Old Hobbitish *Broccesboran.[3]

The name(s) translate approximately as "badger-burrowings".[4]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Part of the Shire" map
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Grey Havens"
  3. David Salo, "Hobbitish Place-names" dated 23 November 1998, Elfling (accessed 23 August 2014)
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 767