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'''Frogmorton''' was a village in the [[Eastfarthing]] of [[the Shire]]. It stood on the [[East Road]], between the [[Three-Farthing Stone]] (fourteen miles to the west) and the [[Brandywine Bridge]] (twenty-two miles to the east). Immediately to the north of the village, the stream known as [[The Water]] broke into two, creating a wide watery region.<ref>{{FR|Part}}</ref>
 
'''Frogmorton''' was a village in the [[Eastfarthing]] of [[the Shire]]. It stood on the [[East Road]], between the [[Three-Farthing Stone]] (fourteen miles to the west) and the [[Brandywine Bridge]] (twenty-two miles to the east). Immediately to the north of the village, the stream known as [[The Water]] broke into two, creating a wide watery region.<ref>{{FR|Part}}</ref>
  
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
The name is analysed as ''frog'' + ''moor'' ("marshy land") and ''ton'' ("town, village")<ref>{{HM|N}}, p. 771</ref> obviously referring to a marshy land at the division of [[The Water]].
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The name is analysed as ''frog'' + ''moor'' ("marshy land") and ''ton'' ("town, village")<ref>{{HM|N}}, p. 771</ref> obviously referring to a marshy land at the division of [[The Water]]. Based on this, [[David Salo]] has suggested a speculative [[Old English]] etymology from *''Froggameretun'' meaning "town by the frog-pool".<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>
  
 
There is a [[wikipedia:Frogmore|Frogmore]] in [[wikipedia:Buckinghamshire|Buckinghamshire]], which contains an estate (and burial ground) of the [[wikipedia: British Royal Family| British Royal Family]].
 
There is a [[wikipedia:Frogmore|Frogmore]] in [[wikipedia:Buckinghamshire|Buckinghamshire]], which contains an estate (and burial ground) of the [[wikipedia: British Royal Family| British Royal Family]].

Latest revision as of 02:02, 29 April 2014

Matěj Čadil - The Floating Log

Frogmorton was a village in the Eastfarthing of the Shire. It stood on the East Road, between the Three-Farthing Stone (fourteen miles to the west) and the Brandywine Bridge (twenty-two miles to the east). Immediately to the north of the village, the stream known as The Water broke into two, creating a wide watery region.[1]

Until the War of the Ring, the village seems to have been most notable for its inn, The Floating Log. During the brief time when Saruman took over the Shire, though, it became the home of the First Eastfarthing Troop of Shirriffs, and it was here that the returning Travellers were "arrested" and brought to the Shirriff-house of the village on their journey back to Hobbiton.[2]

[edit] Etymology

The name is analysed as frog + moor ("marshy land") and ton ("town, village")[3] obviously referring to a marshy land at the division of The Water. Based on this, David Salo has suggested a speculative Old English etymology from *Froggameretun meaning "town by the frog-pool".[4]

There is a Frogmore in Buckinghamshire, which contains an estate (and burial ground) of the British Royal Family.

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Part of the Shire" map
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Scouring of the Shire"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 771
  4. David Salo, "Hobbitish Place-names" dated 23 November 1998, Elfling (accessed 24 July 2014)