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Little Delving

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Little Delving was a village of the Shire. It is situated to the north-east of the Westfarthing, perhaps north to its bigger counterpart, Michel Delving.[1]

[edit] Etymology

The name represents a possible Old Hobbitish form Lytel Delfing. It means "small digging".[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Part of the Shire" map; a road leading off to the northwest is marked "To Little Delving".
  2. David Salo, "Hobbitish Place-names" dated 23 November 1998, Elfling (accessed 30 March 2020)