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Rath Celerdain

noun. street of lampwrights

rath (“street”), celerdain (pl. of calardan “lampwrights” < calar (“lamp”) + tan (“maker, smith”)

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rath celerdain

place name. Lampwrights’ Street

A street in Minas Tirith translated “Lampwrights’ Street” (LotR/768), a combination of rath “street” and the plural of calardan “lampwright” (RC/523, PE17/96).

Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, this name first appeared as (singular) N. Rath a Chalardain >> (plural) Rath a Chelerdain (WR/388). This form seems to included the genitive preposition N. an “of”, elided and causing nasal mutation of the following noun, as suggested by Roman Rausch (EE/3.25).


rath“street, street; [N.] course, river-bed”


  • rath celerdain ✧ PE17/096
Sindarin [LotR/0768; LotRI/Lampwrights’ Street; LotRI/Rath Celerdain; PE17/096; RC/523; WR/287] Group: Eldamo. Published by