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Rushey

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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