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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 south of the [[Marish]], in the [[Eastfarthing]] of [[the Shire]].<ref name=Part/> It was built on a relatively stable ground amidst the soggy fens of the Marish, hence the name.<ref name="Nomen"/> The [[Causeway]] traversed the village, connecting it to the villages of [[Stock]] to the north and [[Deephallow]] to the south.<ref name=Part>{{FR|Part}}</ref>
  
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==Etymology==
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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/>
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The name is spelled as "Rushy" on [[A Part of the Shire]].<ref name=Part/><ref name=Salo/>
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Latest revision as of 14:17, 27 May 2016

Rushey was a small village south of the Marish, in the Eastfarthing of the Shire.[1] It was built on a relatively stable ground amidst the soggy fens of the Marish, hence the name.[2] The Causeway traversed the village, connecting it to the villages of Stock to the north and Deephallow to the south.[1]

[edit] Etymology

The name means "Rush-isle". David Salo has suggested an Old Hobbitish etymology from *Ryscieg.[3] -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.[3]

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

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Part of the Shire" map
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 David Salo, "Hobbitish Place-names" dated 23 November 1998, Elfling (accessed 18 July 2018)