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'''Bralda-hîm''' ('Heady Ale') was the long river that flowed southward from [[Nenuial]] was called Baranduin by the [[Elves]], a name that meant approximately 'golden brown river'. When the [[Hobbits]] settled in the [[Shire]] during the [[Third Age]], a part of this river formed their new eastern border, and they took a name modelled on the original Elvish: [[Branda-nîn]], meaning 'border-water'.  
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'''Bralda-hîm''' ('Heady Ale') was the long river that flowed southward from [[Nenuial]] was called Baranduin by the [[Elves]], a name that meant approximately 'golden brown river'. When the [[Hobbits]] settled in [[the Shire]] during the [[Third Age]], a part of this river formed their new eastern border, and they took a name modelled on the original Elvish: [[Branda-nîn]], meaning 'border-water'.  
  
In the playful, punning character of the Hobbits, though, the river's name evolved over time to become Bralda-hîm, relating to its golden brown colour and meaning 'heady ale'. This later name became the ultimate source of [[Tolkien]]'s anglicised version of the Hobbit-name, which is [[Brandywine]].
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In the playful, punning character of the Hobbits, though, the river's name evolved over time to become Bralda-hîm, relating to its golden brown colour and meaning 'heady ale'. This later name became the ultimate source of [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]]'s anglicised version of the Hobbit-name, which is [[Brandywine]].
  
 
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Latest revision as of 18:55, 10 January 2011

Bralda-hîm ('Heady Ale') was the long river that flowed southward from Nenuial was called Baranduin by the Elves, a name that meant approximately 'golden brown river'. When the Hobbits settled in the Shire during the Third Age, a part of this river formed their new eastern border, and they took a name modelled on the original Elvish: Branda-nîn, meaning 'border-water'.

In the playful, punning character of the Hobbits, though, the river's name evolved over time to become Bralda-hîm, relating to its golden brown colour and meaning 'heady ale'. This later name became the ultimate source of Tolkien's anglicised version of the Hobbit-name, which is Brandywine.