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branda in Telerin means "lofty, noble, fine".


Primitive Elvish (perhaps Common Telerin) was b'randâ[1], apparently representing an even more primitive adjective *barándâ (stem BARÁD).

branda in Westron means "border, march"[2]. The Hobbitish name Brandagamba (translated as Brandybuck) is derived from this word and the ending -gamba. Though a better translation of the name would be "Marchbuck," Tolkien translated it "Brandybuck" in order to retain the connection with the Brandywine River.[3]

Perhaps it comes from a possible Adûnaic *barrad, root BAR.

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