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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]].
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'''Bucklebury''' was the chief village of [[Buckland]], lying in the shadow of [[Buck Hill]], seat of the [[Master of Buckland]]. It was built about a mile east of the banks of the River [[Brandywine]].
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
The name means Buck-burg, or Buck-town (''buck'' always means male goat or deer).
 
The name means Buck-burg, or Buck-town (''buck'' always means male goat or deer).
  
 
[[Tolkien]] notes that it's "Buck''le''bury" 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''.<ref>[[Nomenclature]]</ref>
 
[[Tolkien]] notes that it's "Buck''le''bury" 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''.<ref>[[Nomenclature]]</ref>
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[[Category:Buckland]]
 
[[Category:Buckland]]
 
[[Category:Cities, Towns and Villages]]
 
[[Category:Cities, Towns and Villages]]

Revision as of 10:44, 11 October 2010

Bucklebury was the chief village of Buckland, lying in the shadow of Buck Hill, seat of the Master of Buckland. It was built about a mile east of 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.[1]

References

  1. Nomenclature