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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
In a note to translators, Tolkien said that ''Dwaling'' was a regular toponymic formation of a settlement's name, "the descendants of ''Dwale''". ''Dwale'' would be a nick-name of one particular Hobbit, and the name was derived from [[Old English]] ''dwale'', "dull".<ref name="lviii">[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], Undated note part of ''[[Guide to the Names in The Lord of the Rings|Nomenclature]]'', cited in [[Wayne G. Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull]] (2008), ''[[The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion]]'', page lviii</ref> This name has been connected to ''[[Dwalakōneis]]'', the [[Gothic]] translation of Tolkien's own name.<ref name="lviii"/><ref>[[Mark T. Hooker]], ''[[A Tolkienian Mathomium]]'', pp. 49-52</ref>
 
In a note to translators, Tolkien said that ''Dwaling'' was a regular toponymic formation of a settlement's name, "the descendants of ''Dwale''". ''Dwale'' would be a nick-name of one particular Hobbit, and the name was derived from [[Old English]] ''dwale'', "dull".<ref name="lviii">[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], Undated note part of ''[[Guide to the Names in The Lord of the Rings|Nomenclature]]'', cited in [[Wayne G. Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull]] (2008), ''[[The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion]]'', page lviii</ref> This name has been connected to ''[[Dwalakōneis]]'', the [[Gothic]] translation of Tolkien's own name.<ref name="lviii"/><ref>[[Mark T. Hooker]], ''[[A Tolkienian Mathomium]]'', pp. 49-52</ref>
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Formerly, before the publication of the abovementioned note, [[David Salo]] had suggested it is a form of "dwelling", from Old English ''dwellan'' 'stop, stay, tarry'.<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 08:21, 9 March 2013

Dwaling was a village in the far Northern parts of the Eastfarthing of the Shire, just north of the hills of Scary.[1]

[edit] Etymology

In a note to translators, Tolkien said that Dwaling was a regular toponymic formation of a settlement's name, "the descendants of Dwale". Dwale would be a nick-name of one particular Hobbit, and the name was derived from Old English dwale, "dull".[2] This name has been connected to Dwalakōneis, the Gothic translation of Tolkien's own name.[2][3]

Formerly, before the publication of the abovementioned note, David Salo had suggested it is a form of "dwelling", from Old English dwellan 'stop, stay, tarry'.[4]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Part of the Shire" map
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Undated note part of Nomenclature, cited in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2008), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, page lviii
  3. Mark T. Hooker, A Tolkienian Mathomium, pp. 49-52
  4. David Salo, "Hobbitish Place-names" dated 23 November 1998, Elfling (accessed 29 July 2014)