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Girdley Island

Girdley Island was an island located in the Brandywine River, north of the Brandywine Bridge.[1]

[edit] Etymology

David Salo suggests a possible Old Hobbitish etymology from *Gyrdlieg "girdle-island".[2]

As in Rushey, the ending -ey means "island" in Old Norse and is found in English islandnames (cf. Gurnsey).

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Part of the Shire" map
  2. David Salo, "Hobbitish Place-names" dated 23 November 1998, Elfling (accessed 29 July 2014)