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Derndingle

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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'.
 
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Latest revision as of 18:16, 13 June 2012

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.[1]

[edit] Etymology

The name Derndingle is Mannish in origin but of course comes from an old version of Westron when Gondorians still remembered the Ents.[2]

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

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "Treebeard"
  2. Nomenclature