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Sindarin

rath is a Sindarin word meaning "street (in a city)".[1][2][3]

Etymology

Christopher Tolkien has noted that the noun rath derives from the stem rath- ("climb").[3]

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Noldorin

rath is a Noldorin word meaning "course, river-bed".[4]

Etymology

The word derives from Old Noldorin rattha, from root RAT ("walk").[4]

Examples

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Unfinished index for The Lord of the Rings", in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 551
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 98
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn", note 16
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 383