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The four '''Farthings''' were four of the five (later six) divisions of [[the Shire]]. They were known simply as [[Northfarthing]], [[Westfarthing]], [[Southfarthing]] and [[Eastfarthing]]. The [[Westron]] word was '''[[Tharni]]''', the [[Sindarin]] word (presumably) '''Canath'''.   
 
The four '''Farthings''' were four of the five (later six) divisions of [[the Shire]]. They were known simply as [[Northfarthing]], [[Westfarthing]], [[Southfarthing]] and [[Eastfarthing]]. The [[Westron]] word was '''[[Tharni]]''', the [[Sindarin]] word (presumably) '''Canath'''.   
  
 
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==Inspiration==
[[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] took the idea from the ''thridings'' in North Yorkshire, ''Northriding'', ''Westriding'' and ''Eastriding''. "Farthing" was used in Gloucestershire. Tolkien does not mention this in ''[[Nomenclature]]'', but it is likely he knew of its existence as his wife [[Edith Tolkien|Edith Bratt]] was born in Gloucestershire.  
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The four Farthings of the Shire were based on the three traditional ''Ridings'' of [[Wikipedia:Yorkshire|Yorkshire]] (North, West and East).
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"Farthing" was used in Gloucestershire. Tolkien does not mention this in ''[[Nomenclature]]'', but it is likely he knew of its existence as his wife [[Edith Tolkien|Edith Bratt]] was born in Gloucestershire.  
  
 
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The four Farthings were four of the five (later six) divisions of the Shire. They were known simply as Northfarthing, Westfarthing, Southfarthing and Eastfarthing. The Westron word was Tharni, the Sindarin word (presumably) Canath.

Inspiration

The four Farthings of the Shire were based on the three traditional Ridings of Yorkshire (North, West and East).

"Farthing" was used in Gloucestershire. Tolkien does not mention this in Nomenclature, but it is likely he knew of its existence as his wife Edith Bratt was born in Gloucestershire.

References