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Girdley Island

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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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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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Revision as of 12:07, 20 March 2013

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

Etymology

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

The ending -ey means "island" in Old Norse and is found in English islandnames (cf. Gurnsey).

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 20 April 2014)