Tolkien Gateway

Whitwell

(Difference between revisions)
m (Bot comment: changed category.)
(Etymology)
 
Line 6: Line 6:
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
''Whit'' is a shortening of "[[wikipedia:white|white]]", referring to the colour of the soil (presumably pertaining to [[wikipedia:chalk|chalk]] in the soil of the Green Hills).<ref name="Nomen">{{HM|N}}, p. 779 (entry ''Whitfurrows'')</ref>
 
''Whit'' is a shortening of "[[wikipedia:white|white]]", referring to the colour of the soil (presumably pertaining to [[wikipedia:chalk|chalk]] in the soil of the Green Hills).<ref name="Nomen">{{HM|N}}, p. 779 (entry ''Whitfurrows'')</ref>
 +
 +
[[David Salo]] suggests that the name means "white spring", representing an [[Old English|Old Hobbitish]] ''Hwitwielle''.<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>
 +
 
==Inspiration==
 
==Inspiration==
 
[[Wikipedia:Whitwell|Whitwell]] is a real-life English place-name.<ref name="Nomen"/>
 
[[Wikipedia:Whitwell|Whitwell]] is a real-life English place-name.<ref name="Nomen"/>

Latest revision as of 11:39, 26 April 2013

Whitwell was a settlement in the Shire.

[edit] History

Whitwell was located on the Green Hills, not far from Tuckborough. Thain Paladin Took II, had a farm there.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Whit is a shortening of "white", referring to the colour of the soil (presumably pertaining to chalk in the soil of the Green Hills).[2]

David Salo suggests that the name means "white spring", representing an Old Hobbitish Hwitwielle.[3]

[edit] Inspiration

Whitwell is a real-life English place-name.[2]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Minas Tirith"
  2. 2.0 2.1 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. 779 (entry Whitfurrows)
  3. David Salo, "Hobbitish Place-names" dated 23 November 1998, Elfling (accessed 31 July 2014)