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'''Greenholm''' was a town or village of the [[Hobbits]] on the [[Far Downs]], which originally lay on the western borders of [[the Shire]]. It was the home of [[Fastred of Greenholm|Fastred]], who married [[Samwise Gamgee]]'s daughter [[Elanor Gardner|Elanor]], and with her founded the [[Fairbairn Family]].  King [[Aragorn|Aragorn II]] extended the Shire's borders westward to the [[Tower Hills]] in {{SR|1452}}, and ten years later Fastred and Elanor removed from Greenholm into the new [[Westmarch]] of the Shire.<ref>{{App|Later}}</ref>
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'''Greenholm''' was a town or village of the [[Hobbits]] on the [[Far Downs]], which originally lay on the western borders of [[the Shire]]. It was the home of [[Fastred of Greenholm|Fastred]], who married [[Samwise Gamgee]]'s daughter [[Elanor Gardner|Elanor]], and with her founded the [[Fairbairn Family]].  King [[Aragorn|Elessar]] extended the Shire's borders westward to the [[Tower Hills]] in {{SR|1452}}, and ten years later Fastred and Elanor removed from Greenholm into the new [[Westmarch]] of the Shire.<ref>{{App|Later}}</ref>
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
The name ''Greenholm'' is open to various interpretations, because the old word ''[[Wiktionary:hom|holm]]'' has a number of possible meanings. It might possibly refer to a river-island, or even to the holly tree, but a much more likely explanation for the name, especially as it lay on the Far Downs, would be simply "green hill".{{fact}}
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The name ''Greenholm'' is open to various interpretations, because the old word ''[[Wiktionary:holm|holm]]'' has a number of possible meanings.
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Greenholm possibly represents [[Old English]] ''Greneholm'' in which case it means "green island".<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 18:52, 8 October 2014

Greenholm was a town or village of the Hobbits on the Far Downs, which originally lay on the western borders of the Shire. It was the home of Fastred, who married Samwise Gamgee's daughter Elanor, and with her founded the Fairbairn Family. King Elessar extended the Shire's borders westward to the Tower Hills in S.R. 1452, and ten years later Fastred and Elanor removed from Greenholm into the new Westmarch of the Shire.[1]

[edit] Etymology

The name Greenholm is open to various interpretations, because the old word holm has a number of possible meanings.

Greenholm possibly represents Old English Greneholm in which case it means "green island".[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "Later Events Concerning the Members of the Fellowship of the Ring"
  2. David Salo, "Hobbitish Place-names" dated 23 November 1998, Elfling (accessed 22 July 2018)