Girdley Island

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A Part of the Shire by Christopher Tolkien

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

Etymology

David Salo suggests a possible Old Hobbitish etymology from *Gyrdlieg "girdle-island".[2] "Girdle" probably refers to its being 'girdled' (enclosed) between the river-branches.[3]

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

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