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Elvet-isle

Elvet-isle
Island
General Information
LocationOld Forest
TypeIsland
Descriptionisland in the Withywindle
Inhabitantsswans

Elvet-isle was an island in the Withywindle in the Old Forest. The isle was inhabited by swans.[1]

Etymology

Elvet is an old word meaning "swan" from the Old English elfetu or ilfetu.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, "Bombadil Goes Boating"
  2. "Bombadil in the Shire : Elvet-isle in the Withywindle", Lalaith's Middle-earth Science Pages (accessed 24 February 2020); "ilfette", Bosworth-Toller Anglo-Saxon Dictionary (accessed 24 February 2020)