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Standelf was a small village in the southern regions of Buckland.[1]

[edit] Etymology

The name means "Stone-delving", from Old English stán "stone" and delf "a delving or burrow".[2]

David Salo suggests the "Old Hobbitish" form of the name was Stangedelf.[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. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Return of the Shadow, "The Second Phase: XVII. A Short Cut to Mushrooms, Notes", Note 5
  3. David Salo, "Hobbitish Place-names" dated 23 November 1998, Elfling (accessed 23 May 2015)