S. Círdan m. “Shipwright”
An Elf-lord who was a famous ship builder, whose name was translated “Shipwright” (LotR/240). His name is simply círdan “shipbuilder” used as a name (Ety/KIR).
Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, his name was first given as N. Cirdan with a short i (WR/76). His name appeared in the Etymologies as C(e)irdan (Ety/TAN), where the (e) probably indicates its development from N. ceir “ship” (later S. cair).
References ✧ LotR/240; LotRI; LT1I; PE17/27; PM/385; PMI; RC/28; RSI; S/58; SA/kir; SI; SMI; UTI; WJ/8; WJI
|círdan||“shipbuilder, shipwright”||✧ PE17/27|
|√KIR||“cut, cleave, pass swiftly through; shave; skim (surface), slip along, glide quickly”||✧ SA/kir|
N. Cirdan m. “Shipbuilder”
References ✧ Ety/TAN; SD/67; SDI1/Círdan; WR/76-77; WRI
|ON. Certhan > C(e)irdan||[kerθan] ? [kirdan]||✧ Ety/TAN|