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Gorhendad Oldbuck

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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[1] (in an earlier manuscript version spelled Ogforgad[2]) which, according to Stoor tradition, used to mean "great-grandfather".[2]Gorhendad is the modern Welsh word for "great-grandfather."[3][4]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Appendix on Languages", note 8
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Appendix on Languages, p. 81.
  3. Wayne G. Hammond, Christina Scull, The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 115
  4. 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