Variant of Crandir, an earlier name for Celebrant in Lord of the Rings (RS/433). It seems to be a combination of naru “red” and sîr “river”, as suggested by Roman Rausch (EE/1.6).
“red, [fiery] red”
Earlier name for Celebrant in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (TI/114). Its initial element seems to be a variant form of gruin “ruddy”, as suggested by Roman Rausch (EE/2.7), but the derivation of the final element is unclear.