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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]].
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
The name is a modernization of the [[Old English]] ''Upburnan''.  
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The name is a modernization of the [[Old English]] ''Upburnan'' as would represent [[Rohirric]].  
  
 
It derives from the fact that the hamlet was some way "up" the river Snowbourn
 
It derives from the fact that the hamlet was some way "up" the river Snowbourn

Revision as of 12:19, 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 as would represent Rohirric.

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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