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'''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.
 
'''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.
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
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>
 
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>

Revision as of 21:48, 25 March 2011

Chetwood
Forest
General Information
LocationCentral Eriador, just north of Bree
TypeForest
RegionsArnor
Arthedain
Reunited Kingdom
InhabitantsMen

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.

Etymology

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").[1]

There is a Cheetwood in Lancashire and a Chetwode in Buckinghamshire.

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. 765