celebrin (“silver-like”) + paur (“a tightly closed hand as in using an implement or a craft-tool”) Sindarized form of Tel. Telperimpar, Q Tyelpinquar.
noun. silver fist
noun. famous craftman
masculine name. Silver-fist
Last descendant of Fëanor, who crafted the Elvish rings of power (LotR/242), translated “Silver-fist” (PE17/42) or “Silver Grasp” (PM/179). His name is a combination of celebrin “silver” and the suffixal form -bor of paur “fist” (PE17/42, SA/celeb).
Conceptual Development: This name already had its final form when it first appeared in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (RS/449). The name N. Celebrimbor also appeared in The Etymologies, already with its final meaning (Ety/KWAR).
- S. Celebrimbor o Eregion teithant i thiw hin “Celebrimbor of Hollin drew these signs” ✧ LotR/0305; PE17/042
Word Gloss celebrin “like silver (in hue or worth), like silver (in hue or worth), [G.] of silver” paur “fist, closed hand”
- S. Argeleb
- S. Celebdil “Silvertine” ✧ PE17/036; RC/775; TI/174
- S. Celeborn “Silver-tree; Silver Tall” ✧ UT/266
- S. Celeborn “Tree of Silver” ✧ SA/celeb; UT/266
- S. Celebrant “Silverlode, Silver-course” ✧ PE17/049; RC/775; SA/celeb; TI/174
- S. Celebrían “Silver-queen” ✧ Let/423
- S. celebrin “like silver (in hue or worth), like silver (in hue or worth), [G.] of silver” ✧ PE17/042; SA/celeb
- S. Celebros “Silver Foam, Silver Rain” ✧ SA/celeb
Development Stages Sources ✶kyelepē > celeb [kjelepē] > [kelepē] > [kelepe] > [kelep] > [keleb] ✧ Let/426 ✶kyelep- > celeb [kjelepē] > [kelepē] > [kelepe] > [kelep] > [keleb] ✧ NM/349 ✶kelep/kyelep > celeb [kjelepē] > [kelepē] > [kelepe] > [kelep] > [keleb] ✧ PE17/036 √kyelep- > celeb [kjelepē] > [kelepē] > [kelepe] > [kelep] > [keleb] ✧ UT/266
- Celeb ✧ Let/423 (Celeb); RC/775; RC/775
noun. true-silver, a silver-like metal
noun. a silver-colored substance, which mirrors only starlight and moonlight
1) (noun) celeb (i geleb, o cheleb), pl. celib (i chelib) if there is a pl. form. 2) (adj., "of/like silver") celebren (lenited gelebren, pl. celebrin; also celebrin- as first element of compounds, as in Celebrindal). Also celefn (lenited gelefn, pl. celifn). As for ”silver” as adjective, see also SHINING WHITE. Adj.