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ho'ldwineh (in the second syllable has two short vowels, and so would be closer to modern 'winner' than the usual English pronunciation of 'wine')
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'faithful friend'
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Holdwine

The name of Merry Brandybuck in Rohan

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The name given to Meriadoc Brandybuck among the Rohirrim, and used by them to record his deeds in their annals. Its meaning is never given explicitly, and there are several possible interpretations, of which the most likely seems to be 'faithful friend' (from Old English hold, 'faithful, loyal' and wine, 'friend').


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Elfwine

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