S. Círdan m. “Shipwright”

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

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círdan “shipbuilder, shipwright” ✧ PE17/27
KIR “cut, cleave, pass swiftly through; shave; skim (surface), slip along, glide quickly” ✧ SA/kir

N. Cirdan m. “Shipbuilder”

See S. Círdan for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/TAN; SD/67; SDI1/Círdan; WR/76-77; WRI

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cirdan “shipbuilder”

Derivations

Phonetic Developments

ON. Certhan > C(e)irdan [kerθan] ? [kirdan] ✧ Ety/TAN