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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>
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
''Bottle'' in an element in English place-names meaning "large dwelling".<ref name="Nomen"/>
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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>
  
[[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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''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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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 2 October 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