S. Rath Dínen loc. “Silent Street”

S. Rath Dínen, loc. “Silent Street”

A street in Minas Tirith translated “Silent Street” (LotR/826), a combination of rath “street” and (possibly lenited) dínen “silent” (RC/551).

Conceptual Development: When it first appeared in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, this name was already Rath Dínen (WR/288).

References ✧ LotR/826; LotRI/Rath Dínen, Silent Street; RC/551; SA/dîn; UT/255; UTI/Rath Dínen



rath “street” ✧ RC/551; UT/255
dínen “silent” ✧ RC/551
dîn “silence; silent, quiet” ✧ SA/dîn

N. Rath Dínen loc. “Silent Street”

See S. Rath Dínen for discussion.

References ✧ SDI1/Rath Dínen; WR/288; WRI/Rath Dínen



rath “course, river-bed”
dínen “silent”