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Rhosgobel

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Rhosgobel was the house of Radagast on the western borders of Mirkwood, said to lie between the Carrock and the Old Forest Road.

Etymology

The name probably means "brown house", referring to its resident; it contains rhosg "brown"[1] and gobel "walled house or village, town"[2].

Portrayal in adaptations

1982-97: Middle-earth Role Playing:

A layout, and a detailed description, is given of Rhosgobel. It is built around a large furry oak tree.[3][4]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies" p.385
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies" p.380
  3. Mark Rabuck (1992), Northwestern Middle-earth Gazetteer (#4002)
  4. John David Ruemmler, Susan Tyler Hitchcock, Peter C. Fenlon (1995), Mirkwood (2nd edition) (#2019)