The word quarry is derived from Latin quarreria through French.
David Salo noted that the usage of a Latin-French word as a place-name is peculiar, in contrast to all other placenames which have Old English and/or Celtic etymologies; he suggests that the name perhaps represents a late Westron word, and not an original Hobbitish place-name.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Part of the Shire" map.
- ↑ 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, s.v. Scary, p. 775
- ↑ Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, entry "Quarry"
- ↑ David Salo, "Hobbitish Place-names" dated 23 November 1998, Elfling (accessed 23 October 2014)