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'''Nobottle''' was a town in the [[Westfarthing]] of the [[Shire]].
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'''Nobottle''' was a town in the [[Westfarthing]] of [[the Shire]], west of [[Needlehole]].<ref>{{FR|Part}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
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[[David Salo]] suggests that the name represents a possible [[Old English|Old Hobbitish]] etymology *''Neowebotl'', therefore meaning "new dwelling".<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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''Bottle'' in an element in English place-names meaning "large dwelling".<ref name="Nomen"/> [[wikipedia:Nobottle|Nobottle]] is an actual place-name in [[wikipedia:Northamptonshire|Northamptonshire]], [[wikipedia:England|England]] (erroneously listed as being in [[wikipedia:Northumberland|Northumberland]]).<ref name="Nomen">{{HM|N}}, p. 771</ref>
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[[Category:Cities, towns and villages of the Shire]]

Latest revision as of 19:18, 20 March 2013

Nobottle was a town in the Westfarthing of the Shire, west of Needlehole.[1]

[edit] Etymology

David Salo suggests that the name represents a possible Old Hobbitish etymology *Neowebotl, therefore meaning "new dwelling".[2]

Bottle in an element in English place-names meaning "large dwelling".[3] Nobottle is an actual place-name in Northamptonshire, England (erroneously listed as being in Northumberland).[3]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Part of the Shire" map
  2. David Salo, "Hobbitish Place-names" dated 23 November 1998, Elfling (accessed 23 July 2014)
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 771