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Upbourn

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'''Upbourn''' is a hamlet located in [[Rohan]], south of [[Edoras]] on the banks of the [[Snowbourn]] in the valley of [[Harrowdale]].
 
'''Upbourn''' is a hamlet located in [[Rohan]], south of [[Edoras]] on the banks of the [[Snowbourn]] in the valley of [[Harrowdale]].
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==Etymology==
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The name is a modernization of the [[Old English]] ''Upburnan''.
  
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It derives from the fact that the hamlet was some way "up" the river Snowbourn
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As [[Tolkien]] noted, up- is used in English place-names for river-side villages (as Upavon in Wiltshire), especially in contrast to larger places near its mouth (as Upwey above Weymouth).<ref>{{HM|N}}</ref>
 
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Revision as of 12:17, 14 October 2010

Upbourn is a hamlet located in Rohan, south of Edoras on the banks of the Snowbourn in the valley of Harrowdale.

Etymology

The name is a modernization of the Old English Upburnan.

It derives from the fact that the hamlet was some way "up" the river Snowbourn

As Tolkien noted, up- is used in English place-names for river-side villages (as Upavon in Wiltshire), especially in contrast to larger places near its mouth (as Upwey above Weymouth).[1]


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