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'''Deephallow''' was a village on [[the Shire]]'s eastern border, built on the banks of the River [[Brandywine]]. Immediately across the river was [[Haysend]], the southernmost point of [[Buckland]], while just to the south of Deephallow, the River Shirebourn flowed into the Brandywine.
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'''Deephallow''' was a village on [[the Shire]]'s eastern border, built on the banks of the River [[Brandywine]], just north to the point where [[Shirebourn]] flowed into the river. Immediately across Brandywine was [[Haysend]], the southernmost point of [[Buckland]].<ref>{{FR|Part}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
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[[David Salo]] suggested that the name represents a speculative [[Old English|Old Hobbitish]] form *''Deophealh'' "deep [[Wiktionary:haugh|haugh]]". A haugh meant first "angle, corner, secluded place" and later "land by a river", consistent to the location of the village near the wedge formed by Brandywine and Shirebourn.<ref>{{webcite|author=[[David Salo]]|articleurl=http://groups.yahoo.com/group/elfling/message/121|articlename=Hobbitish Place-names|dated=23 November 1998|website=[[Elfling]]}}</ref>
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Latest revision as of 01:29, 26 December 2016

Deephallow was a village on the Shire's eastern border, built on the banks of the River Brandywine, just north to the point where Shirebourn flowed into the river. Immediately across Brandywine was Haysend, the southernmost point of Buckland.[1]

[edit] Etymology

David Salo suggested that the name represents a speculative Old Hobbitish form *Deophealh "deep haugh". A haugh meant first "angle, corner, secluded place" and later "land by a river", consistent to the location of the village near the wedge formed by Brandywine and Shirebourn.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Part of the Shire" map
  2. David Salo, "Hobbitish Place-names" dated 23 November 1998, Elfling (accessed 21 October 2018)