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'''Michel Delving''' was the chief town of [[the Shire]] in the [[White Downs]], that lay in the [[Westfarthing]] of the ShireThe large town was unofficially considered to be more or less the "capital" of the Shire. The [[Mathom-house]] could be found in '''Michel Delving'''.  The [[Mayor of Michel Delving]] was an important official in the Shire, particularly as Postmaster for the entire region, and was often unofficially considered to be the "Mayor of the Shire"
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'''Michel Delving''' was the chief town of [[the Shire]].  It was located in the [[White Downs]] that lay within the [[Westfarthing]] on the [[East Road]].<ref>{{FR|Part}}</ref> This large town was unofficially considered to be more or less the Hobbits' "capital".  The [[Mayor of Michel Delving]] (or of the Shire) was the only real official in the Shire, under whom were attached the offices of [[Postmaster]] and [[First Shirriff]] for the entire region.<ref>{{FR|Ordering}}</ref> 
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The [[Town Hole]]<ref>{{FR|I9}}</ref>, the museum known as the [[Mathom-house]]<ref>{{FR|Hobbits}}</ref>, as well as the storage tunnels later known as [[Lockholes]]<ref>{{RK|Scouring}}</ref>, could be found in Michel Delving.
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
Its name means simply "Large Excavation". Michel and mickle- (cf. [[Mickleburg]]) are archaic words meaning "large".
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Its name means simply "Large Excavation", being derived from a possible [[Old English|Old Hobbitish]] ''Micel Delfing''.<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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''Michel'' and ''mickle-'' (cf. [[Mickleburg]]) are derived from the [[Old English]] ''[[Wiktionary:micel|micel]]'', words meaning "much" or "large".
  
 
==Portrayal in adaptations==
 
==Portrayal in adaptations==
 
'''2007: ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online]]'':'''
 
'''2007: ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online]]'':'''
:Hobbits are able to quick travel to Michel Delving if they have earned the trait, have it equiped and have one travel ration.  
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:Hobbits are able to quick travel to Michel Delving if they have earned the trait, have it equipped and have one travel ration.  
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Revision as of 07:49, 3 May 2013

Michel Delving by Eric David Anderson

Michel Delving was the chief town of the Shire. It was located in the White Downs that lay within the Westfarthing on the East Road.[1] This large town was unofficially considered to be more or less the Hobbits' "capital". The Mayor of Michel Delving (or of the Shire) was the only real official in the Shire, under whom were attached the offices of Postmaster and First Shirriff for the entire region.[2]

The Town Hole[3], the museum known as the Mathom-house[4], as well as the storage tunnels later known as Lockholes[5], could be found in Michel Delving.

Etymology

Its name means simply "Large Excavation", being derived from a possible Old Hobbitish Micel Delfing.[6].

Michel and mickle- (cf. Mickleburg) are derived from the Old English micel, words meaning "much" or "large".

Portrayal in adaptations

2007: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Hobbits are able to quick travel to Michel Delving if they have earned the trait, have it equipped and have one travel ration.

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, "Prologue", "Of the Ordering of the Shire"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "At the Sign of the Prancing Pony"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "Prologue", "Concerning Hobbits"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Scouring of the Shire"
  6. David Salo, "Hobbitish Place-names" dated 23 November 1998, Elfling (accessed 26 December 2014)