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Springle-ring

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At the [[Bilbo's Farewell Party]] the dance was performed by [[Everard Took]] and [[Melilot Brandybuck]].<ref name=Party/> The dance is also mentioned in the [[Buckland]]ish poem ''[[Bombadil Goes Boating]]'', witnessed by the daughters of [[Farmer Maggot]].<ref>{{AB|Boating}}</ref>
 
At the [[Bilbo's Farewell Party]] the dance was performed by [[Everard Took]] and [[Melilot Brandybuck]].<ref name=Party/> The dance is also mentioned in the [[Buckland]]ish poem ''[[Bombadil Goes Boating]]'', witnessed by the daughters of [[Farmer Maggot]].<ref>{{AB|Boating}}</ref>
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
The word ''[[Wiktionary:springle#English|springle]]'' has several meanings in English, however [[Tolkien]] commented that the name is made-up, ought to evoke the style of the dance.<ref>{{HM|Nomen}}</ref>
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The word ''[[Wiktionary:springle#English|springle]]'' has several meanings in English, however [[Tolkien]] commented that the name is made-up, ought to evoke the style of the dance.<ref>{{RC|N}}</ref>
  
 
[[Robert Foster]] gives the erroneous translation "war-horse ring".<ref>{{HM|Guide}}, p. 363</ref><ref>Cf. [http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=79495&start=30 Forum discussion]: "...although where this information proceeds from is not given ('springle' does not seem to be a synonym for 'war-horse' in any online dictionary)."</ref>
 
[[Robert Foster]] gives the erroneous translation "war-horse ring".<ref>{{HM|Guide}}, p. 363</ref><ref>Cf. [http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=79495&start=30 Forum discussion]: "...although where this information proceeds from is not given ('springle' does not seem to be a synonym for 'war-horse' in any online dictionary)."</ref>

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The Springle-ring was a dance of the Shire-hobbits. It was described as "a pretty dance, but rather vigorous" where dancers leaped up often.[1]

At the Bilbo's Farewell Party the dance was performed by Everard Took and Melilot Brandybuck.[1] The dance is also mentioned in the Bucklandish poem Bombadil Goes Boating, witnessed by the daughters of Farmer Maggot.[2]

Etymology

The word springle has several meanings in English, however Tolkien commented that the name is made-up, ought to evoke the style of the dance.[3]

Robert Foster gives the erroneous translation "war-horse ring".[4][5]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Long-expected Party"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, "Bombadil Goes Boating"
  3. Template:RC
  4. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, p. 363
  5. Cf. Forum discussion: "...although where this information proceeds from is not given ('springle' does not seem to be a synonym for 'war-horse' in any online dictionary)."