Tolkien Gateway

Mithe

(Difference between revisions)
m
(Added etymology)
Line 2: Line 2:
  
 
At the Mithe there was a landing-stage called [[Mithe Steps]],<ref>{{ATB|2}}</ref> from which a lane ran to [[Deephallow]] and so on to the [[Causeway]] road that went through [[Rushey]] and [[Stock]].<ref>{{ATB|Preface}}</ref>
 
At the Mithe there was a landing-stage called [[Mithe Steps]],<ref>{{ATB|2}}</ref> from which a lane ran to [[Deephallow]] and so on to the [[Causeway]] road that went through [[Rushey]] and [[Stock]].<ref>{{ATB|Preface}}</ref>
 +
 +
==Etymology==
 +
 +
[[Andreas Möhn]] has suggested tha ''Mithe'' means "Place where two streams meet", derived from [[Old English]] ''my:th'' or ''gemy:th'' "river-mouth, meeting of streams". Möhn adds that ''Mithe'' "is evidently related to 'mouth' and probably a derivative surviving in English place-names".<ref>{{webcite|author=[[Andreas Möhn]]|articleurl=http://lalaith.vpsurf.de/Tolkien/Bombadil_in_the_Shire.html|articlename=Bombadil in the Shire|dated=|website=Lalaith |accessed=16 May 2012}}</ref>
  
 
{{references}}
 
{{references}}

Revision as of 23:34, 16 May 2012

Mithe was a body of water in the Shire, the outflow of the Shirebourn river.

At the Mithe there was a landing-stage called Mithe Steps,[1] from which a lane ran to Deephallow and so on to the Causeway road that went through Rushey and Stock.[2]

Etymology

Andreas Möhn has suggested tha Mithe means "Place where two streams meet", derived from Old English my:th or gemy:th "river-mouth, meeting of streams". Möhn adds that Mithe "is evidently related to 'mouth' and probably a derivative surviving in English place-names".[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, "Bombadil Goes Boating"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, "Preface"
  3. Andreas Möhn, "Bombadil in the Shire" , Lalaith's Middle-earth Science Pages (accessed 16 May 2012)