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'''Derndingle''' was a hollow in the south of [[Fangorn Forest]], used by the [[Ents]] from time immemorial as the place where they met in [[Entmoot]]. In shape it was a wide round depression, surrounded by a dark green hedge of evergreen trees. The hollow itself was clear of trees, except for three tall silver [[birches]] that grew in its centre.  
 
'''Derndingle''' was a hollow in the south of [[Fangorn Forest]], used by the [[Ents]] from time immemorial as the place where they met in [[Entmoot]]. In shape it was a wide round depression, surrounded by a dark green hedge of evergreen trees. The hollow itself was clear of trees, except for three tall silver [[birches]] that grew in its centre.  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
The name Derndingle is [[Mannish]] in origin but of course comes from an old [[Westron]] when [[Gondorians]] still remembered the [[Ents]].
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The name Derndingle is [[Mannish]] in origin but of course comes from an old version [[Westron]] when [[Gondorians]] still remembered the [[Ents]].<ref>[[Nomenclature]]</ref>
  
 
A ''dingle'' is a 'tree-shadowed dell'. The archaic element ''dern'' (also seen in [[Dernhelm]]) means 'secret, hidden'
 
A ''dingle'' is a 'tree-shadowed dell'. The archaic element ''dern'' (also seen in [[Dernhelm]]) means 'secret, hidden'

Revision as of 11:22, 11 October 2010

Derndingle was a hollow in the south of Fangorn Forest, used by the Ents from time immemorial as the place where they met in Entmoot. In shape it was a wide round depression, surrounded by a dark green hedge of evergreen trees. The hollow itself was clear of trees, except for three tall silver birches that grew in its centre.

Etymology

The name Derndingle is Mannish in origin but of course comes from an old version Westron when Gondorians still remembered the Ents.[1]

A dingle is a 'tree-shadowed dell'. The archaic element dern (also seen in Dernhelm) means 'secret, hidden'


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