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'''''ribadyan''''' is the [[Westron]] word for a person celebrating his or her birthday.  Its equivalent, in Anglo-Saxon, would be  ''byrding'', where ''byrd'' means "birth".<ref>{{L|214}}</ref>
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'''''ribadyan''''' is the [[Westron]] word for a person celebrating his or her birthday.  Its equivalent, in [[Old English|Anglo-Saxon]], would be  ''byrding'', where ''[[Wiktionary:byrd|byrd]]'' means "birth".<ref>{{L|214}}</ref>
 
   
 
   
 
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ribadyan is the Westron word for a person celebrating his or her birthday. Its equivalent, in Anglo-Saxon, would be byrding, where byrd means "birth".[1]

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 214, (undated, written late 1958 or early 1959)