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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]]''.<ref>{{FR|Part}}</ref>
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'''Rushey''' was a small village of the [[Marish]], in the [[Eastfarthing]] of [[the Shire]].
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The [[Maggot's Lane]] connected Rushey with the [[Bamfurlong]], while the [[Causeway]] connected the village with the villages of [[Stock]] and [[Deephallow]].
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==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"/>
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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/>  
  
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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The name is spelled as "Rushy" on [[A Part of the Shire]].<ref>{{FR|Part}}</ref><ref name=Salo/>
 
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Revision as of 12:28, 20 March 2013

Rushey was a small village of the Marish, in the Eastfarthing of the Shire.

The Maggot's Lane connected Rushey with the Bamfurlong, while the Causeway connected the village with the villages of Stock and Deephallow.

Etymology

The name means "Rush-isle". David Salo has suggested an Old Hobbitish etymology from *Ryscieg.[1] -ey or -y in English place-names has the sense "small island", as seen in Girdley.[2]

It was called so as "a 'hard' among the fens of the Marish"[2] forming an isolated "island" in the midst of the soggy ground; this nomenclature is also seen in the Isle of Ely.[1]

The name is spelled as "Rushy" on A Part of the Shire.[3][1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 David Salo, "Hobbitish Place-names" dated 23 November 1998, Elfling (accessed 18 September 2014)
  2. 2.0 2.1 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
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Part of the Shire" map