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Ford of 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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The '''Ford of Brithiach''' was 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 comes from the [[Elvish]] for 'gravel crossing' ([[Sindarin]] ''[[brith]]'' "gravel" + ''[[iach]]'' "ford").
  
 
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The Ford of Brithiach was 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 comes from the Elvish for 'gravel crossing' (Sindarin brith "gravel" + iach "ford").