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'''Holdwine''' was the name given to [[Meriadoc Brandybuck]] among the [[Rohirrim]], and used by them to record his deeds in their annals.<ref>{{App|Mark}}, ''Third Line'', Footnote to ''Éomer Éadig''</ref> Its meaning is never given explicitly, and there are several possible interpretations, of which the most likely seems to be 'faithful friend' (from [[Old English]] hold, 'faithful, loyal' and wine, 'friend').
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'''Holdwine of the Shire''' was the name given to [[Meriadoc Brandybuck]] among the [[Rohirrim]], and used by them to record his deeds in their annals.<ref>{{App|Mark}}, ''Third Line'', Footnote to ''Éomer Éadig''</ref>  
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==Etymology==
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The word is [[Old English]] but its meaning is never given explicitly; and there are several possible interpretations, of which one is 'faithful friend' (from ''hold'', 'faithful, loyal' and ''wine'', 'friend').
 
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Holdwine of the Shire was the name given to Meriadoc Brandybuck among the Rohirrim, and used by them to record his deeds in their annals.[1]

Etymology

The word is Old English but its meaning is never given explicitly; and there are several possible interpretations, of which one is 'faithful friend' (from hold, 'faithful, loyal' and wine, 'friend').

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl", "The Kings of the Mark", Third Line, Footnote to Éomer Éadig