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Whitwell

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'''Whitwell''' was a village or town near [[Tuckborough]] in the [[Shire]]'s [[Tookland]] region, at the western end of the [[Green Hills]]. [[Thain]] [[Paladin Took II]], [[Peregrin Took|Pippin]]'s father, was known to farm the land around Whitwell, though it is not known whether he maintained a home there, or dwelt in the ancestral residence of the [[Took Family|Tooks]] at [[Great Smials]].
 
'''Whitwell''' was a village or town near [[Tuckborough]] in the [[Shire]]'s [[Tookland]] region, at the western end of the [[Green Hills]]. [[Thain]] [[Paladin Took II]], [[Peregrin Took|Pippin]]'s father, was known to farm the land around Whitwell, though it is not known whether he maintained a home there, or dwelt in the ancestral residence of the [[Took Family|Tooks]] at [[Great Smials]].
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==Etymology==
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''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 [[wikipedia:Downland|Green Hills]]).<ref name="Nomen">{{HM|N}}, p. 779 (entry ''Whitfurrows'')</ref>
 
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[[Wikipedia:Whitwell|Whitwell]] is a real-life English place-name.
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[[Wikipedia:Whitwell|Whitwell]] is a real-life English place-name.<ref name="Nomen"/>
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Revision as of 10:43, 15 October 2010

Whitwell was a village or town near Tuckborough in the Shire's Tookland region, at the western end of the Green Hills. Thain Paladin Took II, Pippin's father, was known to farm the land around Whitwell, though it is not known whether he maintained a home there, or dwelt in the ancestral residence of the Tooks at Great Smials.

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).[1]

Inspiration

Whitwell is a real-life English place-name.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 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)