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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. 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. 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