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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 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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