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Not explained, but presumably a reference to Rorimac's wealth and his age1
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Goldfather

The nickname of Rorimac Brandybuck

A nickname of the Master of Buckland Rorimac Brandybuck, who was also known as 'Old Rory'.


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In early versions of the Brandybuck genealogy (given in volume 12 of The History of Middle-earth) the Masters of Buckland were given titles in Latin, and there 'Sagramor' Brandybuck (who would become Rorimac) has the Latin surname Aureus (literally 'golden', but also translatable figuratively as 'splendid'). This is the ultimate origin of the 'Gold-' in 'Goldfather', while the '-father' element (not present in the original Latin name) seems to refer to his great age (Rorimac was also known as 'Old Rory').

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