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'''Tookbank''' was a small village in the [[Tookland]], in the [[Westfarthing]] of [[the Shire]], not far west of the larger township of [[Tuckborough]].<ref>{{FR|Part}}</ref>
 
'''Tookbank''' was a small village in the [[Tookland]], in the [[Westfarthing]] of [[the Shire]], not far west of the larger township of [[Tuckborough]].<ref>{{FR|Part}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
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[[David Salo]] suggests that the name represents a possible [[Old English|Old Hobbitish]] form ''Tucbanca'' meaning "slope of the [[Took]]s" (cf. ''river [[Wiktionary:bank#Etymology_2|bank]]'').<ref>{{webcite|author=[[David Salo]]|articleurl=http://groups.yahoo.com/group/elfling/message/121|articlename=Hobbitish Place-names|dated=23 November 1998|website=[[Elfling]]}}</ref>
 
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Latest revision as of 12:16, 26 April 2013

Tookbank was a small village in the Tookland, in the Westfarthing of the Shire, not far west of the larger township of Tuckborough.[1]

[edit] Etymology

David Salo suggests that the name represents a possible Old Hobbitish form Tucbanca meaning "slope of the Tooks" (cf. river bank).[2]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Part of the Shire" map
  2. David Salo, "Hobbitish Place-names" dated 23 November 1998, Elfling (accessed 28 November 2014)