CIVITAS LATINVM - The Shire in Latin


Shire: Civitas

(rather than Provincia)
Farthing: Pagus
Three-farthing stone: Saxum trium pagorum

North Farthing: Pagus septentrionalis

Bindbale Wood: Fascisarcinae silva
Oatbarton: Avenopraedium

West Farthing: Pagus occidentalis

Bywater: Adaquam
The Hill: Collis
Hobbiton: Hobitum
Needlehole: Viaracum
Nobottle: Novaedificium
Rushock Bog: Carculopalus
Overhill: Transcollis
Tookbank: Tuciclivium
Tuckborough: Tucium (I interpret Tuck- as a debased Took)
The Water: Aqua
Waymeet: Compitum

South Farthing: Pagus meridionalis

Green-Hill Country: Viridicollium regio
Longbottom: Convallis longis
Pincup: Acocalix? (an attempt to translate it as what it looks like)

East Farthing: Pagus orientalis

Bridgefields: Pontocampus
Brockenbores: Foveae melorum
Budgeford: Bogovadum (Budge- as being a debased Bolger getting latinized in pronunciation)
Deephallow: Demissolucus
Dwaling: Soporificium? (if Dwaling is related to dwale)
Frogmorton: Palustranaeum
Girdley Island: Zonorum Insula (Zono + orum)
Marish: Palus
Overbourn Marshes: Palus Suprafontis
Rushey: Carcorum (with orum = ey, island)
Scary: Scarium (simply a latinized spelling)
Shirebourn: Fons civitatis
Stock: Pecuarium (my assumption)
Stockbrook: Rivus pecuarii
Thistlebrook: Rivus carduum
Whitfurrows: Albisulcorum
Willowbottom: Convallis saligneus
Woodhall: Villa Silvana
Woody End: Finis silvae
Yale: Locus paluster (supposing the German translation as "marsh" is valid)

Buckland: Caprae Regio

Newbury: Oppidum Novum
Brandy Hall: Villa verenda
Brandywine: Verendivinum ("Wine to be feared", an attempt to stay close to "Baranduin" in spelling. Mr. Brandybuck would thus turn into Verendicaprus - very hobbitish indeed...)
Buck Hill: Caprae Collis
Bucklebury: Capraeum
Crickhollow: Crectocavum (with a latinized Crick-)
Hay: Vepres
Haysend: Finis veprei
Standelf: Saxifodina

Westmarch: Confinium Occidentalis

Michel Delving on the White Downs: Fodina Major super Summam Albam
Little Delving: Fodina Minor
Sarn Ford: Sarnovadum

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Middle-earth seen by the barbarians: A compilation of Tolkien's references to the Middle Men of Eriador and Gondor: the pre-Númenóreans and the Dunlendings; the concealed history of Dorwinion, the fate of king Bladorthin and the origin of the Lossoth, the culture and history of the peoples in the east and far south of Middle-earth, with special consideration of the Wainriders, the Black Númenóreans and the Corsairs of Umbar. The appendix discusses the name Bladorthin and gives a new interpretation of this enigmatic king, shows how to apply a grid of latitudes and longitudes to the map of Middle-earth and in a previously unpublished essay discusses various comments by Tolkien on Pauline Baynes' recently recovered LotR map. This volume includes updated versions of “The Indigenous Peoples of Eriador and Gondor”, “The Lossoth and the Forodwaith”, “The Men of Darkness”, “The Third Realm in Exile”, “The mysterious King Bladorthin” and “A meridional grid on the map of Middle-earth” from these Science Pages.

The Moon in ‘The Hobbit’: A discussion and digital simulation of the lunar phases stated in ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The History of The Hobbit’ and their astronomical background, with special regard to the identification of Durin's Day and the threshold of winter; including an analysis of the various calendar systems in ‘The Lord of the Rings’. Many hints are given on how to use the moon and the seasons as plot elements in your own stories. This book has updated versions of the essays “The Moon and Durin’s Day, 2941 TA”, “Midsummer’s eve and the Moon-letters“, “The Reckoning of Time”, “An ephemeris for Bilbo Baggins” and “(Flawed) Astronomy in the History of the Hobbit” from these Science Pages.

Words of Westernesse: A light-hearted introduction into the grammar of Adûnaic, based on Arthur Lowdham's spiritual research in HoMe IX, and (tentative) etymologies of Adûnaic and Westron as far as the corpus of vocabulary has been established. This volumes includes updated versions of the essays “Lalaith’s Guide to Adûnaic grammar” and “Etymologies of the Atani Languages” from these Science Pages.

Dynasties of Middle-earth: Genealogical tables and comments on the lines of the kings of Númenor, Arnor, Gondor, Rohan, Dale and the Princes of Dol Amroth. A shorter version of this volume had been previously presented here as “Genealogies of the noble Mannish houses”.