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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. The name Derndingle is [[Mannish]] in origin, from the Old English for 'hidden hollow' - the Ents' own name for their meeting-place was never recorded.
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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.<ref>{{TT|III4}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
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The name Derndingle is [[Mannish]] in origin but of course comes from an old version of [[Westron]] when [[Gondorians]] still remembered the [[Ents]].<ref>[[Nomenclature]]</ref>
  
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A ''dingle'' is a 'tree-shadowed dell'. The archaic element ''dern'' (also seen in [[Dernhelm]]) means 'secret, hidden'.
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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]

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'.

References

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