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Holdwine

Holdwine of the Shire was the name given to Meriadoc Brandybuck among the Rohirrim, and used by them to record his deeds in their annals.[1]

[edit] Etymology

The word is Old English but its meaning is never given explicitly; and there are several possible interpretations, of which one is 'faithful friend' (from hold, 'faithful, loyal' and wine, 'friend').

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl", "The Kings of the Mark", Third Line, Footnote to Éomer Éadig