noun. a kinsman of Thingol
#high silver; celeb (silver) + orn (from PQ *ornē “uprising, tall”) Reinterpreted from earlier “silver tree”; celeb (“silver”) + orn (“tree”); S equivalent of Tel. Teleporno.
proper name. Tree of Silver
Conceptual Development: The name N. Celeborn appeared in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s with the translation “Tree of Silver” (LR/210).
Word Gloss celeb “silver” orn “(tall) tree”
- Celeborn ✧ MR/155; MRI/Celeborn; PE17/112; SA/celeb; SA/orn; SI/Celeborn¹; UT/266; UTI/Celeborn¹
Celeborn is a Sindarin name, consisting of celeb ("silver") + a derivative of ornā ("tall"). Teleporno, his original Telerin name, has an identical meaning. The name Teleporno was "Sindarized" as Celeborn: Telerin telpe ("silver") (Quenya tyelpe) was transformed to Sindarin celeb. He was given the epithet "the Wise" by Galadriel in The Lord of the Rings.