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Marcho

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#REDIRECT [[Marcho and Blanco]]
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| caption=Marcho and Blanco from ''[[Middle-earth Role Playing]]''
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| location=[[Bree]]<br/>[[The Shire]]
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| notablefor=Founding the [[Shire]]
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| siblings=[[Blanco]]
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'''Marcho''' was a [[Bree-hobbits|Bree-hobbit]] of [[Fallohides|Fallohide]] stock. He was the brother of [[Blanco]].
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==History==
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In {{TA|1601}}, Marcho and his the brother [[Blanco]] led a group of mostly [[Harfoots|Harfoot]] [[hobbits]] westwards from [[Bree]]. They crossed [[Baranduin]] and with the permission of [[King of Arthedain|King]] [[Argeleb II]] they settled in the royal hunting grounds of [[Arthedain]] and founded [[the Shire]]. Soon after (c. {{TA|1630}}), [[Stoors]] from [[Dunland]] came to this new land.<ref>{{FR|Hobbits}}</ref>
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== Etymology ==
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[[Old English]] and Celtic ''marka'' is an element that refers to "horse" (see ''[[mearas]]'').
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== Genealogy ==
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{{familytree| |,|-|-|-|.| | |}}
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{{familytree| MAR | | BLA | |MAR='''MARCHO'''</br><small>''fl. {{TA|1601}}''</small>|BLA=[[Blanco]]</br><small>''fl. {{TA|1601}}''</small>}}
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== Inspiration ==
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The two brothers are perhaps based on [[Wikipedia:Hengest|Hengest]] and [[Wikipedia:Horsa|Horsa]], who brought the Jutes to Britany.<ref>[[Jim Allan]], ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'', "An etymological excursion among the Shire Folk"</ref>
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{{references}}
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[[Category:Hobbits]]
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[[Category:Fallohides]]
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[[Category:Third Age characters]]
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[[de:Marcho]]
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[[fi:Marcho]]
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[[fr:encyclo/personnages/hobbits/marcho]]
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Revision as of 18:45, 30 September 2020

  1. REDIRECT Marcho and Blanco