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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'' as would represent [[Rohirric]].  
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The name is a modernisation of the [[Old English]] ''Upburnan'' as would represent [[Rohirric]]. <ref name="Nomen"/>
  
It derives from the fact that the hamlet was some way "up" the river Snowbourn
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It derives from the fact that the hamlet was some way "up" the river Snowbourn.<ref name="Nomen"/>
  
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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As [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] noted, ''up-'' is used in English place-names for river-side villages (as [[wikipedia:Upavon|Upavon]] in [[wikipedia:Wiltshire|Wiltshire]]), especially in contrast to larger places near its mouth (as [[wikipedia:Upwey, Dorset|Upwey]] above [[wikipedia:Weymouth, Dorset|Weymouth]]).<ref name="Nomen">{{HM|N}}, p. 778</ref>
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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.

Etymology

The name is a modernisation of the Old English Upburnan as would represent Rohirric. [1]

It derives from the fact that the hamlet was some way "up" the river Snowbourn.[1]

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]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 778