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The Brandywine dividing the Shire from Buckland and Bree-land, as seen in The Lord of the Rings Online.

The Brandywine was a river of Middle-earth located in both the land of the Shire and northern Eriador.

DescriptionEdit

The Brandywine flowed out of Lake Evendim in northern Eriador, and continued eastward for about 60 miles before turning generally southward; and afterwards for about another 120 miles flowed through the easternmost reaches of the Shire, forming the Shire's eastern border and separating most of Buckland, except for the parts that lay between it, and the Old Forest from the Shire. Its only major crossings in the Shire were the Brandywine Bridge (originally Bridge of Stonebows) on the East Road and the Bucklebury Ferry.

Skirting the Old Forest to the south, the river then looped southwestward, crossing an old road at Sarn Ford and flowed to the north of the depopulated region of Minhiriath before flowing into the Great Sea to the north of the forested region of Eryn Vorn. The river also has an island known as Girdley Island in the river just above the Brandywine Bridge.[1]

No tributaries of the Brandywine are described except those near or in the Shire:

HistoryEdit

Frodo Baggins' father, Drogo Baggins, was said to have drowned in the Brandywine River with his wife during a boating trip.[citation needed]

EtymologyEdit

The name Baranduin was Sindarin for "golden-brown river". The Hobbits of the Shire originally gave it the punning name Branda-nîn, meaning "border water" in original Hobbitish Westron. This was later punned again as Bralda-hîm meaning "heady ale" (referring to the colour of its water), which Tolkien renders into English as Brandywine.[citation needed]

To the Hobbits of the Shire, the Brandywine was the boundary between the known and unknown, and even those who lived in Buckland on the immediate opposite shore were considered "peculiar".

Translations around the worldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Belarusian Cyrillic Брэндивайн
Bengali ব্রানডিউইনে
Catalan Brandivi
Chinese (Hong Kong) 烈酒河
Croatian Vinjakvino
Czech Brandyvína
Danish Brandyvin
Dutch Brandewijn
Estonian Kangevirde
French Brandevin
German Brandywein
Gujarati બ્રાન્ડીવોન
Hebrew ברנדיוויין
Hindi ब्रैंडीवाइन
Hungarian Borbuggyan
Indonesian Brendi anggur
Irish Gaelic Brandafíon
Japanese ブランディワイン川
Kannada ಬ್ರಾಂಡಿವೈನ್
Kazakh Cyrillic Брэндивайн
Korean 브랜디와인
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Брэндивайн
Marathi ब्रँडीवाइन
Persian برندیواین
Polish Brandywina
Portuguese (Brazil) Brandevin
Punjabi ਬ੍ਰੈਂਡੀਵਾਇਨ
Russian Берендуин
Scottish Gaelic Branndaidhfìon
Serbian Брендивајн (Cyrillic) Brendivajn (Latin)
Sindhi برانڊي وائن
Sinhalese බ්රැන්ඩිනින්
Spanish Brandivino
Swedish Vinfloden
Tajik Cyrillic Брендивайн
Telugu బ్రాండివైన్
Thai บรั่นดีอนุรักษ์ ?
Turkish Brendibadesi
Urdu برانڈی وائن
Welsh Brandigwin
Yiddish בראַנדיווינע


ReferencesEdit

  1. The Atlas of Middle-earth, Regional Maps, "The Shire"

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