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It has been suggested that ''Breredon'' is consisting of the elements ''brere'' ("[[wikipedia:Brier|briar]]") + ''-don'' ("down, hill"; compare ''town'', ''-ton'').<ref>[[Andreas Möhn]], "[http://lalaith.vpsurf.de/Tolkien/Bombadil_in_the_Shire.html Bombadil in the Shire]" at [http://lalaith.vpsurf.de/M-earth.html Middle-earth Science Pages] (accessed 16 March 2011)</ref>
  
It has been suggested that ''Breredon'' is an English name (i.e., not a word in an invented language), consisting of the elements ''brere'' ("[[wikipedia:Brier|briar]]") + ''-don'' ("down, hill"; compare ''town'', ''-ton'').<ref>[[Andreas Möhn]], "[http://lalaith.vpsurf.de/Tolkien/Bombadil_in_the_Shire.html Bombadil in the Shire]" at [http://lalaith.vpsurf.de/M-earth.html Middle-earth Science Pages] (accessed 16 March 2011)</ref>
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This etymology would represent a possible [[Old English|Old Hobbitish]] form *''Braerdun'' "hill of briers".<ref>{{webcite|author=[[David Salo]]|articleurl=http://groups.yahoo.com/group/elfling/message/121|articlename=Hobbitish Place-names|dated=23 November 1998|website=[[Elfling]]}}</ref>
 
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Breredon (Briar Hill) was a little village in Buckland on rising ground behind the hythe, or small landing, on the north bank of the Withywindle in the narrow tongue between the south end of the High Hay and the Baranduin River.[1]

Etymology

It has been suggested that Breredon is consisting of the elements brere ("briar") + -don ("down, hill"; compare town, -ton).[2]

This etymology would represent a possible Old Hobbitish form *Braerdun "hill of briers".[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, "Preface"
  2. Andreas Möhn, "Bombadil in the Shire" at Middle-earth Science Pages (accessed 16 March 2011)
  3. David Salo, "Hobbitish Place-names" dated 23 November 1998, Elfling (accessed 28 July 2014)