sarn (“stone as a material”), athrad (ger. of athra- “river-crossing, ford, way”); #The second element could be interpreted as: ath (prefix “on both sides, across”) + râd (“path, track”)
noun. stone ford
place name. Ford of Stones
Conceptual Development: The name dates back to the earliest Lost Tales and developed as follows: G. Sarnathrod “Stony Ford” (LT2/236) >> N. Sarn-athra/Athrasarn (SM/133, 244) >> N. Sarn Athrad “Stone of Crossing” (LR/406) >> S. Sarn Athrad “Ford of Stones” (S/92).
Word Gloss sarn “(small) stone, pebble; stony (place), (small) stone, pebble; stony (place); [N.] stone as a material” athrad “ford, crossing”
- Sarn-athrad ✧ RC/163; RC/775
Sarn Athrad means "Ford of Stones" or "stony ford" in Sindarin (sarn + athrad).