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[[Old English]] and Celtic ''marka'' is an element that refers to "horse".
 
[[Old English]] and Celtic ''marka'' is an element that refers to "horse".
 
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The two brothers are perhaps based on [[Wikipedia:Hengest|Hengest]] and [[Wikipedia:Horsa|Horsa]], who brought the Saxons to Britany.<ref>''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'', An etymological excursion among the Shire Folk</ref>.
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The two brothers are perhaps based on [[Wikipedia:Hengest|Hengest]] and [[Wikipedia:Horsa|Horsa]], who brought the Saxons to Britany.<ref>[[Jim Allan]], ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'', "An etymological excursion among the Shire Folk"</ref>
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Revision as of 18:11, 30 March 2009

Marcho
Hobbit
Biographical Information
Locationthe Shire
Physical Description
GenderMale

Marcho was one of the two Bree-hobbits who founded the Shire in Third Age 1601. The other was his brother, Blanco.

Etymology

Old English and Celtic marka is an element that refers to "horse".

Inspiration

The two brothers are perhaps based on Hengest and Horsa, who brought the Saxons to Britany.[1]

References

  1. Jim Allan, An Introduction to Elvish, "An etymological excursion among the Shire Folk"