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'''Rushey''' was a small village of the [[Marish]], in the [[Eastfarthing]] of the [[Shire]], spelt 'Rushy' on the map accompanying [[The Lord of the Rings]].
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'''Rushey''' was a small village of the [[Marish]], in the [[Eastfarthing]] of the [[Shire]], spelt 'Rushy' on the map accompanying ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''.
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
The name means 'Rush-isle'. -ey or -y in English place-names has the sense 'small island', as seen in [[Girdley]].
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The name means "Rush-isle". ''-ey'' or ''-y'' in English place-names has the sense "small island", as seen in [[Girdley]].<ref name="Nomen"/>
  
It was called so as a 'hard' among the fens of the Marish.<ref>{{HM|N}}</ref>
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It was called so as "''a 'hard' among the fens of the Marish''".<ref name="Nomen">{{HM|N}}, p. 775</ref>
 
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Rushey was a small village of the Marish, in the Eastfarthing of the Shire, spelt 'Rushy' on the map accompanying The Lord of the Rings.

Etymology

The name means "Rush-isle". -ey or -y in English place-names has the sense "small island", as seen in Girdley.[1]

It was called so as "a 'hard' among the fens of the Marish".[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 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. 775