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Gorhendad Oldbuck

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'''Gorhendad Oldbuck''' was the founder of [[Buckland]] and of the [[Brandybuck]] family. When he crossed the [[Brandywine|Brandywine River]] from the Shire, he changed his name from [[Oldbuck Family|Oldbuck]] to [[Brandybuck Family|Brandybuck]].
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'''Gorhendad Oldbuck''' was the founder of [[Buckland]] and of the [[Brandybuck]] family.
  
Gorhendad was twelveth [[Thain]] of the [[Shire]] and the last Brandybuck to carry this title.
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==History==
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When Gorhendad crossed the [[Brandywine|Brandywine River]] from the Shire, he changed his name from [[Oldbuck Family|Oldbuck]] to [[Brandybuck Family|Brandybuck]]. He was twelfth [[Thain]] of [[the Shire]] and the last Brandybuck to carry this title.
  
The honorific ''Gorhendad'' is the modern Welsh word for "great-grandfather." <ref>[[Mark T. Hooker]], [[A Tolkienian Mathomium]], p. 10.</ref> Tolkien says that ''Gorhendad'' is the translation of ''Ogforgad,'' which, "according to Stoor tradition," used to mean "great-grandfather." <ref>[[The Peoples of Middle-earth]], p. 81</ref>,
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==Etymology==
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''Gorhendad'' is the translation of ''Ogmandab'' which, according to Stoor tradition, used to mean "great-grandfather".<ref>{{HM|PM}}, "[[The Appendix on Languages]]"</ref> ''Gorhendad'' is a modern Welsh word for "great-grandfather." <ref>[[Mark T. Hooker]], [[A Tolkienian Mathomium]], p. 10.</ref>  
  
 
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Revision as of 14:53, 30 July 2009

Gorhendad Oldbuck was the founder of Buckland and of the Brandybuck family.

History

When Gorhendad crossed the Brandywine River from the Shire, he changed his name from Oldbuck to Brandybuck. He was twelfth Thain of the Shire and the last Brandybuck to carry this title.

Etymology

Gorhendad is the translation of Ogmandab which, according to Stoor tradition, used to mean "great-grandfather".[1] Gorhendad is a modern Welsh word for "great-grandfather." [2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Appendix on Languages"
  2. Mark T. Hooker, A Tolkienian Mathomium, p. 10.
Preceded by:
Unknown, eventually Bucca of the Marish
12th Thain of the Shire
Third Age ?? - 2340
Followed by:
Isumbras Took I