Brockenbores

From Tolkien Gateway

Brockenbores, or Brockenborings, was a network of tunnels in the northern part of the Shire's Eastfarthing, in the hilly region of Scary.[1] This was one of the more outlying parts of the Shire, which was perhaps the reason that a band of Hobbit rebels led by Fredegar Bolger, hid here for a time when 'Sharkey' took control of the Shire during the War of the Ring.[2]

Etymology[edit]

The name of this place is given as 'Brockenbores' in the text of The Lord of the Rings, but as "Brockenborings" on A Part of the Shire.

David Salo suggests a speculative derivation from Old Hobbitish *Broccesboran.[3]

The name(s) translate approximately as "badger-burrowings".[4]

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