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==History==
 
==History==
Whitwell was located on the [[Green Hill Country|Green Hills]], not far from [[Tuckborough]]. [[Thain]] [[Paladin Took II]], had a farm there.<ref>{{RK|MT}}</ref>
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Whitwell was located on the [[Green Hill Country|Green Hills]], not far from [[Tuckborough]].<ref group="note">In ''[[The Atlas of Middle-earth]]'' the name of this town was attached to an unnamed village west of [[Tookbank]] and south of [[Waymeet]].</ref> [[Thain]] [[Paladin Took II]], had a farm there.<ref>{{RK|MT}}</ref>
  
 
==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>
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[[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>
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==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"/>
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Latest revision as of 07:53, 17 May 2015

Whitwell was a settlement in the Shire.

[edit] History

Whitwell was located on the Green Hills, not far from Tuckborough.[note 1] 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]

Notes

  1. In The Atlas of Middle-earth the name of this town was attached to an unnamed village west of Tookbank and south of Waymeet.

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 16 August 2018)