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Nobottle

Nobottle was a town in the Westfarthing of the Shire, west of Needlehole.[1]

[edit] Etymology

David Salo suggests that the name represents a possible Old Hobbitish etymology *Neowebotl, therefore meaning "new dwelling".[2]

Bottle in an element in English place-names meaning "large dwelling".[3] Nobottle is an actual place-name in Northamptonshire, England (erroneously listed as being in Northumberland).[3]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Part of the Shire" map
  2. David Salo, "Hobbitish Place-names" dated 23 November 1998, Elfling (accessed 19 December 2014)
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 771