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Chet is a British word meaning "Forest, wood", related to [[Celtic]]. The effect of a compound name from Celtic and English words of the same meaning are seen in Brill, Oxfordshire (bree + hill; bree meaning "hill").<ref name="Nomen">{{HM|N}}, p. 765</ref>
 
  
There is a Cheetwood in [[wikipedia:Lancashire|Lancashire]] and a [[wikipedia:Chetwode|Chetwode]] in [[wikipedia:Buckinghamshire|Buckinghamshire]].
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The element ''chet'' (also found in ''[[Archet#Etymology|Archet]]'') , meaning "wood", is said to be of [[Celtic]] origin.<ref name="Nomen">{{HM|N}}, p. 765</ref>
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There is a Cheetwood in [[Wikipedia:Lancashire|Lancashire]] and a [[Wikipedia:Chetwode|Chetwode]] in [[Wikipedia:Buckinghamshire|Buckinghamshire]], although it is unknown if Tolkien was inspired by these.{{fact}}
 
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Chetwood
Physical Description
TypeForest
LocationCentral Eriador, just north of Bree
RealmsArnor
Arthedain
Reunited Kingdom
InhabitantsMen
General Information
ReferencesThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Chetwood was the broad woodland that lay to the north and east of the Bree-hill. The village of Archet was built among the trees near its edge.[1]

Etymology

The element chet (also found in Archet) , meaning "wood", is said to be of Celtic origin.[2]

There is a Cheetwood in Lancashire and a Chetwode in Buckinghamshire, although it is unknown if Tolkien was inspired by these.[source?]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "At the Sign of the Prancing Pony"
  2. 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. 765