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Revision as of 18:59, 10 January 2011

Pincup
Village
General Information
Locationthe Shire, north Southfarthing
TypeVillage
DescriptionSmall village
Regionsthe Shire
InhabitantsHobbits (Possibly Tooks)

Pincup was a small village of the Shire. It lay in the northern corner of the Southfarthing, some miles south of the Three-Farthing Stone, in that hilly part of the Shire known as the Green Hill Country. It seems to have been built in the southern slopes of the Green Hills, and was reached by only a single road, apparently leading from the larger settlement of Longbottom to the south.

Etymology

Concerning the origin of Pincup's name, the first element is pinnuc or pink, finch or sparrow, and the second element is hop, recess, retreat.[1]

References

  1. Wayne G. Hammond, Christina Scull (2008), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. lix