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Marcho

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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.[1]

Etymology

Old English and Celtic marka is an element that refers to "horse" (see mearas).

Inspiration

The two brothers are perhaps based on Hengest and Horsa, who brought the Saxons to Britany.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "Prologue", "Concerning Hobbits"
  2. Jim Allan, An Introduction to Elvish, "An etymological excursion among the Shire Folk"