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Rushey

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==Etymology==
The name means "Rush-isle". ''-ey'' or ''-y'' in English place-names has the sense "small island", as seen in [[Girdley]].<ref name="Nomen"/>
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The name means "Rush-isle". [[David Salo]] has suggested an [[Old English|Old Hobbitish]] etymology from *''Ryscieg''.<ref name=Salo>{{webcite|author=[[David Salo]]|articleurl=http://groups.yahoo.com/group/elfling/message/121|articlename=Hobbitish Place-names|dated=23 November 1998|website=[[Elfling]]}}</ref> ''[[Wiktionary:ey#Old_Norse|-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 name="Nomen">{{HM|N}}, p. 775</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> forming an isolated "island" in the midst of the soggy ground; this nomenclature is also seen in the [[Wikipedia:Isle of Ely|Isle of Ely]].<ref name=Salo>
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The name is spelled as "Rushy" on [[A Part of the Shire]].<ref name=Salo/>
 
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Rushey was a small village of the Marish, in the Eastfarthing of the Shire, spelt 'Rushy' on the map named A Part of the Shire.[1]

Etymology

The name means "Rush-isle". David Salo has suggested an Old Hobbitish etymology from *Ryscieg.[2] -ey or -y in English place-names has the sense "small island", as seen in Girdley.[3]

It was called so as "a 'hard' among the fens of the Marish"[3] forming an isolated "island" in the midst of the soggy ground; this nomenclature is also seen in the Isle of Ely.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag


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