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Dates
Destroyed at the end of the First Age
Location
On the river Sirion, under the northern eaves of Brethil
Pronunciation
Brithiach is pronounced 'bri'thiach' (the 'ch' sound here is as in Scots 'Loch')
Meaning
Brithiach means 'gravel-ford'
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Ford of Brithiach

A northern crossing of Sirion

An important ford of the River Sirion. The crossing was in the upper part of the river's course, on the northern borders of Brethil. A road led across it from West Beleriand into Dimbar, and then on into the perilous valley of Nan Dungortheb. The ford is often referred to simply as 'The Brithiach', a name that seems to come from the Elvish for 'gravel crossing'.


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