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Bucklebury

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'''Bucklebury''' was the chief village of [[Buckland]], lying in the shadow of [[Buck Hill]], seat of the [[Master of Buckland]], on the banks of the River [[Brandywine]].
 
'''Bucklebury''' was the chief village of [[Buckland]], lying in the shadow of [[Buck Hill]], seat of the [[Master of Buckland]], on the banks of the River [[Brandywine]].
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==Etymology==
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The name means Buck-burg, or Buck-town (''buck'' always means male goat or deer).
  
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[[Tolkien]] notes that it's Bucklebury rather than plain "Buckbury" because the word is either an alteration of earlier ''Bucken-bury'' (Bucken being archaic plural) or a reduction of '''''Buckl'''and''.
 
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Revision as of 10:42, 11 October 2010

Bucklebury was the chief village of Buckland, lying in the shadow of Buck Hill, seat of the Master of Buckland, on the banks of the River Brandywine.

Etymology

The name means Buck-burg, or Buck-town (buck always means male goat or deer).

Tolkien notes that it's Bucklebury rather than plain "Buckbury" because the word is either an alteration of earlier Bucken-bury (Bucken being archaic plural) or a reduction of Buckland.