Rhosgobel, glossed as "russet village or 'town' (enclosure)", is likely a compound of rhosc ("brown") and gobel ("walled house or village, town"). The name of the house was perhaps a reference to its resident, the Brown Wizard.
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.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Ring Goes South"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Istari", Note 4
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Queer Lodgings"
- ↑ Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 241 (quoting from the manuscript "Index questions")
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies" pp. 380, 385
- ↑ Mark Rabuck (1992), Northwestern Middle-earth Gazetteer (#4002)
- ↑ John David Ruemmler, Susan Tyler Hitchcock, Peter C. Fenlon (1995), Mirkwood (2nd edition) (#2019)