Sindarin 


masculine name. Shipbuilder, 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).

Sindarin [LotR/0240.0701; LotRI/Círdan.001; LT1I/Círdan.001; PE17/027.3902; PM/385.2001; PMI/Círdan.001; RC/028.1014; RSI/Círdan.001; S/058.2006; SA/kir.033; SI/Círdan.001; SMI/Círdan.001; UTI/Círdan.001; WJ/008.2106; WJI/Círdan.001; WJI/Círdan.003] Group: Eldamo. Published by


noun. shipbuilder, shipwright
Sindarin [Ety/365, Ety/390, LotR/VI:IX, RC/28] cair+tân. Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

* círdan


círdan (i gírdan, o chírdan) (shipwright), pl. círdain (i chírdain)