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'''Girdley Island''' was an island located in the [[Brandywine]] River, north of the [[Brandywine Bridge]].<ref>{{FR|Part}}</ref>
 
'''Girdley Island''' was an island located in the [[Brandywine]] River, north of the [[Brandywine Bridge]].<ref>{{FR|Part}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
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[[David Salo]] suggests a possible [[Old English|Old Hobbitish]] etymology from *''Gyrdlieg'' "girdle-island".<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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As in [[Rushey]], the ending ''[[Wiktionary:ey#Old_Norse|-ey]]'' means "island" in [[Old Norse]] and is found in English islandnames (cf. [[Wikipedia:Gurnsey#Etymology|Gurnsey]]).
 
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Latest revision as of 12:18, 20 March 2013

Girdley Island was an island located in the Brandywine River, north of the Brandywine Bridge.[1]

[edit] Etymology

David Salo suggests a possible Old Hobbitish etymology from *Gyrdlieg "girdle-island".[2]

As in Rushey, the ending -ey means "island" in Old Norse and is found in English islandnames (cf. Gurnsey).

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Part of the Shire" map
  2. David Salo, "Hobbitish Place-names" dated 23 November 1998, Elfling (accessed 1 October 2014)