S. Celebrant loc. “Silverlode, Silver-course”

S. Celebrant, loc. “Silverlode, Silver-course”

A stream flowing through Dimrill Dale translated “Silverlode” (LotR/341) or “Silver-course” (RC/262). It is itself a translation of Kh. Kibil-nâla of the same meaning (PE17/35, TI/174). This name is a combination of celeb “silver” and rant “course” (RC/775).

Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, this river was first named “Red Way”: N. Crandir along with other variations (RS/432-3). Tolkien changed the name to N. Celebrin “*Silver” (RS/434) and later N. Celeb(rind)rath “Silverlode” (TI/241) before settling on N. Celebrant (TI/235). The final name also appeared in The Etymologies as a river-name, without translation (Ety/RAT).

References ✧ LotR/341; LotRI/Celebrant, Silverlode; PE17/35, 49; PM/330; PMI; RC/262, 775; RSI; SA/celeb, rant; SI; TI/175; UT/260, 281; UTI

Glosses

Variations

Elements

celeb “silver” ✧ PE17/49; RC/775; SA/celeb; TI/174
rant “course, water-channel; lode” ✧ RC/775; SA/rant; TI/175

Element In

Cognates


N. Celebrant loc. “Silverlode”

See S. Celebrant for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/RAT; LRI; SDI1/Celebrant; TI/235; TII

Glosses

Variations

Elements

celeb “silver”
rant “lode, vein” ✧ Ety/RAT

N. Celeb(rind)rath loc. “Silverlode”

An earlier name of Celebrant in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (TI/241), apparently celeb “silver” or celebren “of silver”, combined with rath “course, river-bed”.

See S. Celebrant for further discussion.

References ✧ TI/241; TII/Celebrant

Glosses

Elements

celeb “silver”
rath “course, river-bed”

Cognates


N. Celebrin loc.

An earlier name of Celebrant in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (RS/434), apparently a variant of celebren “of silver” used as a name.

See S. Celebrant for further discussion.

References ✧ RS/434; RSI; TII/Celebrant

Related

Elements

celebren “of silver, like silver”