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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]].
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
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"/>
 
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> 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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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/>  
  
The name is spelled as "Rushy" on [[A Part of the Shire]].<ref name=Salo/>
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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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Rushey was a small village of the Marish, in the Eastfarthing of the Shire.

The Maggot's Lane connected Rushey with the Bamfurlong.

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 2 June 2015)
  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