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'''Gamwich''' was a village in [[the Shire]].   
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'''Gamwich''' was a village in [[the Shire]].<ref group=note>Gamwich is one of the locations not included in the published map ''[[A Part of the Shire]]''. [[Karen Fonstad]] placed it near the borders of the [[Westfarthing]], but this is only speculation. See {{HM|AME}}, Regional Maps, The Shire</ref>  
  
The original home town of the [[Gammidge Family|Gamgee]] family and source of [[Hamfast of Gamwich|Hamfast Gamwich]]'s chosen surname, the town was also known for its own rope-making.<ref>{{App|Gamgee}}</ref>
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It was the home town of [[Hamfast of Gamwich|Hamfast Gamwich]] (and the source of his chosen surname) and as such the origin of the [[Gamwich Family|Gamwich]] and the [[Gammidge Family|Gammidge]] (later [[Gamgee]]) families. The town was also known for its own rope-making.<ref>{{App|Gamgee}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
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Gamwich is "translated" from [[Hobbitish]] ''[[Galabas]]'' meaning "game-village"<ref>{{App|Translation}}</ref>
  
==Location==
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[[David Salo]] has suggested that the name represents a possible [[Old English|Old Hobbitish]] form *''Gamenwic'' "Game-village".<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>
In ''[[The Atlas of Middle-earth]]'', [[Karen Fonstad]] put its location out near the borders of the [[Westfarthing]], but this is only speculation.<ref>[[Karen Fonstad]], ''[[The Atlas of Middle-earth]]'', Regional Maps, The Shire</ref>
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[[Category:Cities, towns and villages of the Shire]]

Latest revision as of 21:27, 6 July 2018

Gamwich was a village in the Shire.[note 1]

It was the home town of Hamfast Gamwich (and the source of his chosen surname) and as such the origin of the Gamwich and the Gammidge (later Gamgee) families. The town was also known for its own rope-making.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Gamwich is "translated" from Hobbitish Galabas meaning "game-village"[2]

David Salo has suggested that the name represents a possible Old Hobbitish form *Gamenwic "Game-village".[3]

Notes

  1. Gamwich is one of the locations not included in the published map A Part of the Shire. Karen Fonstad placed it near the borders of the Westfarthing, but this is only speculation. See Karen Wynn Fonstad (1991), The Atlas of Middle-earth, Regional Maps, The Shire

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "The Longfather-tree of Master Samwise"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, "On Translation"
  3. David Salo, "Hobbitish Place-names" dated 23 November 1998, Elfling (accessed 22 July 2018)