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Marcho

Marcho
Hobbit
Biographical Information
LocationBree
The Shire
Family
SiblingsBlanco
Physical Description
GenderMale

Marcho was one of the two Bree-hobbits who founded the Shire in T.A. 1601. The other was his brother, Blanco.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Old English and Celtic marka is an element that refers to "horse" (see mearas).

[edit] Inspiration

The two brothers are perhaps based on Hengest and Horsa, who brought the Saxons to Britany.[2]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "Prologue", "Concerning Hobbits"
  2. Jim Allan, An Introduction to Elvish, "An etymological excursion among the Shire Folk"