Quenya 

Teler

sea-elf

Teler noun "sea-elf", pl. Teleri, general (partitive) pl. Telelli, the third tribe of the Eldar (TELES (MIS) ), also called Lindar.Teleri means "those at the end of the line, the hindmost", (WJ:382 cf. 371), derived from the stem tel- "finish, end, be last" (SA:tel-). The Lindar were so called because they lagged behind on the march from Cuiviénen. In early "Qenya", Teler, also Telellë, was defined "little elf" (LT1:267), but this is hardly a valid gloss in Tolkien's later Quenya.

teler

proper name. Last-comer, Hindmost

Quenya name for the third tribe of Elves (PM/318), usually appear in the plural form Teleri (S/40; WJ/382). It was derived from the root √TELES “come at rear” (PE18/84; Ety/TELES), because “they tarried on the road and were not wholly of a mind to pass from the dusk to the light of Valinor” (S/53).

Conceptual Development: A similar name ᴱQ. Telelli appeared in the earliest Lost Tales, and its singular form ᴱQ. Telelle was glossed “little elf” in the Qenya Lexicon (QL/91). This early term applied to young Elves of all tribes, especially those talented in song (PE13/99; PE14/9). The related term ᴱQ. Teleri, however, referred specifically to the first tribe of Elves (LT1/50; PE14/9).

By the earliest drafts of the Silmarillion, however, Tolkien began to use ᴹQ. Teler as the term for the “Sea-elves”, the third tribe (SM/13). In The Etymologies from the 1930s, the name was given the derivation above (Ety/TELES), though initially it was because the third tribe “were the latest to awaken” (LR/168), not because they tarried on the march.

Quenya [LT1I/Solosimpi.010; MR/349.2902; MRI/Teleri.001; PE18/073.0408; PE18/084.3512; PE18/084.4101; PM/318.3309; PM/385.4007; PMI/Teleri.001; PMI/Teleri.004; S/053.1011; SA/tel.007; SI/Teleri.001; UTI/Teleri.001; WJ/371.2204; WJ/371.2206; WJ/382.2803; WJI/Teleri.001; WJI/Teleri.003] Group: Eldamo. Published by

telerëa

telerëa

telerëa adj. corresponding to Teler (LT1:267; perhaps rather Telerin, telerinwa in Tolkien's later Quenya)

Telellië

teler-folk

Telellië noun "Teler-folk" (TELES); this is Teler + lië

Telellë

little elf

Telellë noun "little elf" (also Teler); the Telelli are said to be "young Elves of all clans who dwelt in Kôr to perfect their arts of singing and poetry" (LT1:267; see Teler)

Quende#

noun. Elf

Elf

Quenya [PE 18:71] Group: Mellonath Daeron. Published by

quendë

elf

quendë noun "Elf", the little-used analogical sg. of Quendi, q.v. (KWEN(ED), WJ:361)

Sindarin 

Teler

noun. an Elf, one of the Teleri
Sindarin [PM/385] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

telerrim

noun. the Teleri, a tribe of Elves
Sindarin [PM/385] teler+rim. Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

elleth

noun. elf-maid
Sindarin [WJ/148, WJ/256, WJ/363-364] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

edhel

Elf

d _ n. _Elf. Q. elda.

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:151] < *_edelā_ Elf < DEL. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

edhel

Elf

{ð} _n. _Elf.

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:140-1] < _edelō_. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

edhel

noun. Elf
Sindarin [Ety/356, S/430, WJ/363-364] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

edhel

Elf

pl1. edhil, pl2. edhellim {ð} _n. _Elf. A name used by the Sindar for themselves, characterizing other varieties by an adjective or prefix. Aredhel, Thinnedhel

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:139] -. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

edhel

noun. Elf

_ n. _Elf, a general name for all the Elves (since the name Quendi had gone out of use in Sindarin). Probably related to or connected with Q. Elda. edhellen

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:45] -. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

ell

noun. elf

n. elf, esp. [?in ?the ?South]. Noldorin form.

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:141] -. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

ellon

noun. elf
Sindarin [WJ/363-364] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

laegrim

noun. the people of the Green Elves
Sindarin [WJ/385] laegel+rim. Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

elvellon

noun. elf-friend
Sindarin [WJ/412] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

edhelharn

noun. elf-stone
Sindarin [SD/128-129] edhel+sarn. Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

egladhrim

noun. "The Forsaken", Elves of the Falathrim
Sindarin [WJ/189, WJ/365, WJ/379] eglan+rim. Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

laegeldrim

noun. the people of the Green Elves
Sindarin [WJ/385] laegel+rim. Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

iathrim

noun. Elves of Doriath
Sindarin [WJ/378] iâth+rim. Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

glinnel

noun. Elf, one of the Teleri
Sindarin [WJ/378, WJ/385] glind("teleri")+el. Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

calben

noun. all Elves but the Avari
Sindarin [WJ/362, WJ/376-377, WJ/408-409] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

calben

noun. Elf of the Great Journey (lit. "light person")
Sindarin [WJ/362, WJ/376-377, WJ/408-409] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

eglath

noun. "The Forsaken", Elves of the Falathrim
Sindarin [WJ/189, WJ/344] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

laegel

noun. a Green Elf
Sindarin [WJ/385] laeg+-el. Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

miniel

noun. an Elf, one of the Vanyar
Sindarin [WJ/383] min+-el "first elf". Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

ódhel

noun. Deep Elf or Gnome, one of the Wise Folk
Sindarin [WJ/364, WJ/366, WJ/378-379] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

tawarwaith

noun. Silvan elves
Sindarin [UT/256] tawar+gwaith "forest-elves". Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

gódhel

noun. "Deep Elf" or "Gnome", one of the Wise Folk
Sindarin [WJ/364, WJ/379] go(lodh)+ódhel, or OS *wådelo. Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

lachend

noun. Deep Elf (Sindarin name for the Ñoldor)
Sindarin [WJ/384, X/ND4] lach+hend "flame-eyed". Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

lachenn

noun. Deep Elf (Sindarin name for the Ñoldor)
Sindarin [WJ/384, X/ND4] lach+hend "flame-eyed". Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

galadhrim

noun. Elves of Lothlórien
Sindarin [LotR] galadh+rim "people of the trees". Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

mornedhel

noun. Dark-Elf
Sindarin [WJ/377, WJ/380] morn+edhel. Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

dúnedhel

noun. Elf of the West, Elf of Beleriand (including Noldor and Sindar)
Sindarin [WJ/378] dûn+edhel, OS *ndûnedelo. Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

golodhrim

noun. Deep Elves, Gnomes
Sindarin [Ety/377, WJ/323] golodh+rim. Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

ódhellim

noun. Deep Elves or Gnomes, the Wise Folk
Sindarin [WJ/364] ódhel+rim. Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

gódhellim

noun. "Deep Elves" or "Gnomes", the Wise Folk
Sindarin [WJ/364] gódhel+rim. Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

golodh

noun. "Deep Elf" or "Gnome", one of the Wise Folk
Sindarin [Ety/377, S/431, WJ/364] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

* Teler

teler

(member of the Third Clan of the Elves) 1) Teler (i Deler), pl. Telir (i Thelir) or coll. pl. Tellerrim (PM:385). See REAR. 2) glinnel (i **linnel), pl. glinnil** (in glinnil), coll. pl. glinnellath.

* Teler

person or thing at the rear

teler (i deler), pl. telir (i thelir), coll. pl. telerrim (when used of the people of the Teleri, PM:385)

* teler

proper name. Teleri

The Sindarin equivalent of Q. Teler, used only by the people of Círdan and attested only in the plural forms Telir and Telerrim (PM/385). It may be that its singular form was not used.

Conceptual Development: In the Gnomish Lexicon from the 1910s, the earliest form of this name was G. Tilith (GL/70), though at this stage the name referred to the first tribe instead of the third. In Early Noldorin notes from the 1920s, it became ᴱN. Tiledh, a reference to the sea-elves (PE13/154).

A similar term teleir appears in the “Words, Phrases and Passages from The Lord of the Rings” from the 1950s-60s, where Tolkien indicated that it was used “as a general term distinguishing Sindar (and usually also Nandor) from either the Noldor and the Dark-elves” (PE17/139). The term teleir developed from the primitive adjective ✶teleryā, and appeared beside variants telerion and telerieth, probably male and female forms. These notes also included several plural forms: telir, teleriath and telerwaith.

Sindarin [PE17/139.3902; PE17/139.3903; PE17/139.3904; PE17/139.3906; PE17/139.3907; PE17/139.3908; PM/385.4102; PM/385.4104; PMI/Teleri.006; PMI/Teleri.007] Group: Eldamo. Published by

* edhel

elf

edhel (pl. edhil). Coll. pl. Edhelrim (or Edhellim) (UT:318). Also †eledh, pl. elidh, coll. pl. eledhrim (Letters:281), also elen, pl. elin, also with coll. pl. eledhrim (elen + rim with the regular change nr > dhr). _(WJ:363, 377-78; _the shorter coll. pl. Eldrim > Elrim_ _may also occur). But since elin also means "stars", other terms for "Elf" may be preferred.

Telerin 

* linda

noun. Teler
Telerin [WJ/382.0202; WJI/Lindar.022] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Nandorin 

* cwenda

noun. elf

A doubtful word according to Tolkien's later conception; in the branch of Eldarin that Nandorin belongs to, primitive KW became P far back in Elvish linguistic history [WJ:375 cf. 407 note 5]. This was not a problem in Tolkien's earlier conception, in which the Danians came from the host of the Noldor, not the Teleri [see PM:76; the idea of the Nandor being of Noldorin origin also occurs in VT47:29]. In his later version of Nandorin, the word cwenda is probably best ignored; simply emending it to *penda would produce a clash with primitive pendâ "sloping" [cf. WJ:375].

In the Etymologies, Tolkien derived cwenda from kwenedê "elf" (stem KWEN(ED) of similar meaning, LR:366; as for the shift of original final to Nandorin , compare hrassa "precipice" from khrassê). But later the primitive word that yielded Quenya Quende was reconstructed as kwende (WJ:360).

No certain example shows how original short final -e comes out in Nandorin, so we cannot say whether kwende is also capable of yielding cwenda, ignoring the question of kw failing to become p.

Nandorin [H. Fauskanger (LR:366, WJ:375:360)] < KWEN(ED). Published by

* Danas

noun. Green-elves, Nandor

In Etym derived from the stem DAN (LR:353), simply defined as an "element found in names of the Green-elves", and tentatively compared to NDAN "back" (since the Nandor "turned back" and did not complete the march to the Sea). Tolkien's later view on the derivation of the name of the Green-elves, as set down in WJ:412, is that the stem dan- and its strengthened form ndan- do indeed have a similar meaning: these forms have to do with "the reversal of an action, so as to undo or nullify its effect", and a primitive form ndandô, "one who goes back on his word or decision", is suggested. However, it seems unlikely that the Nandor would have called themselves by such a name, and indeed Tolkien in WJ:385 states that "this people still called themselves by the old clan-name Lindai [= Quenya Lindar], which had at that time taken the form Lindi in their tongue". It may be, then, that Tolkien had rejected the idea that the Nandor called themselves Danas. - As for the ending -as, it is probably to be compared to the Sindarin class plural ending -ath; indeed a Sindarin ("Noldorin") form Danath evidently closely corresponding to Danas is given in LR:353.

Nandorin [H. Fauskanger (LR:353, WJ:385)] < DAN. Published by

* galadrim

noun. Elves of Lothlórien

Note: "The Galadrim were 'Tree-people' (though the formation is Sindarin, + S [rim] = Q rimbë, great number) = true Sindarin galadhrim."

Nandorin [PE17/50] galadā + rim(b). Published by

Noldorin 

edhel

noun. Elf
Noldorin [Ety/356, S/430, WJ/363-364] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

golodhrim

noun. Deep Elves, Gnomes
Noldorin [Ety/377, WJ/323] golodh+rim. Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

golodh

noun. "Deep Elf" or "Gnome", one of the Wise Folk
Noldorin [Ety/377, S/431, WJ/364] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

Beware, older languages below! The languages below were invented during Tolkien's earlier period and should be used with caution. Remember to never, ever mix words from different languages!

Primitive elvish

teler

root. tribal name
Primitive elvish Group: Eldamo. Published by

teler-

noun. Teleri
Primitive elvish [PE17/139.2905] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Qenya 

teler

proper name. little elf
Qenya [LBI/Teleri.001; LR/165.4013; LT1/050.1502; LT1A/Telelli.034; LT1A/Teleri.001; LT1I/Teleri.001; LT2I/Teleri.001; PE13/099.1001; PE13/154.4103; PE13/154.4301; PE14/009.0401; PE14/009.0403; PE15/08.0203; PE15/08.0204; PME/091.1504; PME/091.1707; QL/090.9201; QL/090.9202; SM/013.1401] Group: Eldamo. Published by

teler

proper name. a Teler
Qenya [Ety/TELES.011; Ety/TELES.013; Ety/TELES.018; LBI/Solosimpi.011; LR/168.3810; LRI/Teleri.001; PE21/33.1403; PE21/33.3102; PE21/33.3106; PE21/33.3112; SM/085.1004; SMI/Teleri.001; SMI/Teleri.024] Group: Eldamo. Published by

telelle

proper name. little elf
Qenya [LT1/022.1501; LT1/022.1502; LT1A/Telelli.001; LT1A/Telelli.036; LT1I/Telelli.001; LT1I/Telelli.011; PE13/099.1101; PE14/009.0705; PE14/009.0707; PME/091.1403; QL/091.0401; QL/091.0402; QL/091.0501; QL/091.0601] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Middle Telerin

fallinel

noun. Teleri
Middle Telerin [Ety/NYEL.015; Ety/NYEL.016; Ety/PHAL.031] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Early Noldorin

tiledh

proper name. Sea-elf
Early Noldorin [PE13/154.4001; PE13/154.4003; PE13/154.4101] Group: Eldamo. Published by