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Ford of Brithiach

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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").