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Type: Cities, Towns, Settlements

Region: Bree/The Shire

Meaning: Forest 1

Location: Northmost of the four settlements in Bree-land

Description: "Besides Bree itself, there was Staddle on the other side of the hill, Combe in a deep valley a little further eastward, and Archet on the edge of the Chetwood."

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 1, Ch 9, At the Sign of the Prancing Pony

"To their left they could see some of the houses and hobbit-holes of Staddle on the gentler south-eastern slopes of the hill; down in a deep hollow away north of the Road there were wisps of rising smoke that showed where Combe lay; Archet was hidden in the trees beyond."

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 1, Ch 11, A Knife in the Dark

1. Bree is said in that tongue to have signified 'hill', and Chet (as in Chetwood, Archet) 'forest'.

The Peoples of Middle-Earth, HoME Vol 12, Part 1, Ch 2, The Appendix on Languages: The Languages at the end of the Third Ageยง25

Contributors: Lyllyn 7Sept05

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