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According to ''[[Nomenclature]]'', ''Shirebourn'' means "Bright-stream". However, in most translations, it is translated "River of the Shire" instead.  
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''Shirebourn'' means "Bright-stream". However, in most translations, it is translated "River of the Shire" instead.<ref>[[Wayne G. Hammond]], [[Christina Scull]] (2008), ''[[The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion]]'', p. lix</ref>
 
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The Shirebourn is a lesser river of the Shire's Eastfarthing. Its source was in the uplands of the Green Hill Country, from where it flowed south and then southeast. At Willowbottom, it met the Thistle Brook, and then flowed eastwards until the Shirebourn itself met the Brandywine.

The Shirebourn flowed into the Brandywine beneath Deephallow, and at its mouth formed the boggy region known as the Overbourn Marshes, opposite the southern end of the High Hay.

Etymology

Shirebourn means "Bright-stream". However, in most translations, it is translated "River of the Shire" instead.[1]

References

  1. Wayne G. Hammond, Christina Scull (2008), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. lix