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Ford of Brithiach

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Another name for [[Brithiach]].
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An important ford of the River [[Sirion]]. The crossing was in the upper part of the river's course, on the northern borders of [[Brethil]]. A road led across it from [[West Beleriand]] into [[Dimbar]], and then on into the perilous valley of [[Nan Dungortheb]]. The ford is often referred to simply as 'The [[Brithiach]]', a name that seems to come from the [[Elvish]] for 'gravel crossing'.

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An important ford of the River Sirion. The crossing was in the upper part of the river's course, on the northern borders of Brethil. A road led across it from West Beleriand into Dimbar, and then on into the perilous valley of Nan Dungortheb. The ford is often referred to simply as 'The Brithiach', a name that seems to come from the Elvish for 'gravel crossing'.