Quenya 

silma

silver, shining white

silma adj. "silver, shining white" (SIL), "crystal (white)" (PE17:23)

telpë

noun. silver
Quenya [Let/426.0512; PE17/036.0804; PE18/093.0504; PE21/81.0108; PM/356.1704; SA/celeb.004; SA/celeb.005; UT/266.2810] Group: Eldamo. Published by

telpë

silver

telpë noun "silver" (in one example with generalized meaning "money", PE14:54), telep- in some compounds like Teleporno; assimilated telem- in Telemnar and the adj. telemna (KYELEP/TELEP, SA:celeb, LT1:255, 268; also tyelpë, telep-, UT:266). The true Quenya descendant of primitive ¤kyelepē is tyelpë, but the Telerin form telpë was more common, "for the Teleri prized silver above gold, and their skill as silversmiths was esteemed even by the Noldor" (UT:266). In various names: Telperion the White Tree of Valinor; Telperien ("Telperiën"), fem. name including telp- "silver" (Appendix A); Telperinquar "Silver-fist, Celebrimbor" (SA:celeb - also Tyelperinquar); Telporno, Teleporno "Silver-high" = Sindarin _Celeborn(Letters:347, UT:266). _It seems that Teleporno is properly Telerin, Quenyarized as Telporno. Compare adjectives telemna, telpina, telepsa, telepta (q.v.)

telempë

silver

telempë noun "silver" (LT1:268; in Tolkien's later Quenya telpë, which is actually also found in early "Qenya")

telepta

adjective. silver
Quenya [PE17/071.0310] Group: Eldamo. Published by

telepta

silver

telepta adj. "silver" (as adj.: silvery) (LT2:347), used as noun in the phrase mi telepta of someone clad "in silver", where the context (involving other colour-words) shows that this adj. describes something of silver colour(PE17:71). Compare telemna, telepsa, telpina.

tyelpë

noun. silver
Quenya [Let/426.0205; PM/356.1709; UT/266.2801; UT/266.2802] Group: Eldamo. Published by

tyelpë

silver

tyelpë noun "silver" (KYELEP/TELEP), etymology also in Letters:426 and UT:266. Tyelpë is the true Quenya descendant of primitive ¤kyelepē, but the Telerin form telpë was more common, "for the Teleri prized silver above gold, and their skill as silversmiths was esteemed even by the Noldor" (UT:266). In the Etymologies, tyelpë is also the name of Tengwa #1 with overposed dots, this symbol having the value ty (VT45:25). Cf. tyelpetéma as the name of the entire palatal series of the Tengwar system.

Sindarin 

mithril

noun. Moria-silver, Moria-silver, true-silver, true-silver
Sindarin [LotR/0317.1402; LotRI/Mithril.001; PE17/047.1302; PMI/mithril.001; RSI/Mithril.001; SA/ril.015; UTI/mithril.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by

mithril

noun. true-silver, a silver-like metal
Sindarin [LotR] mith+rill "grey brilliance". Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

mithril

mithril

. This gloss was rejected.

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

mithril

mithril

n. mith, ril

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:47:49] -. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

mithril

noun. silver-like metal

mith (“grey”) + rill (“brilliance”)

Sindarin [Tolkiendil] Group: Tolkiendil Compound Sindarin Names. Published by

ithildin

noun. a silver-colored substance, which mirrors only starlight and moonlight
Sindarin [LotR/II:IV] ithil+tinu "moon-star". Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

celeb

noun. silver
Sindarin [Let/423.2811-1; Let/426.0301; LotR/1113.1813; PE17/036.0613; PE17/042.1710; PE17/049.3704; RC/775.3805-1; RC/775.4004-1; SA/celeb.001; TI/174.3803; UT/266.2704] Group: Eldamo. Published by

celeb

noun. silver
Sindarin [Ety/367, S/429, LotR/E, Letters/426] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

celeb

silver

_n. _silver. Celebdil, Celebrant, celebrin

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:36:42:49] < _kelep_, _kyelep_. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

* mithril

true-silver

(a metal found principally in Moria) mithril (i vithril), no distinct pl. form except with article (i mithril); coll. pl. mithrillath if there are any plural forms. (The Sindarin word seems to mean *”grey brilliance”.)

* mithril

true-silver

(a metal found principally in Moria) mithril (i vithril), no distinct pl. form except with article (i mithril); coll. pl. mithrillath if there are any plural forms.

* celeb

silver

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.

Telerin 

telpe

noun. silver
Telerin [Let/426.0304; UT/266.2707] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Khuzdûl

kibil

noun. silver
Khuzdûl [PE17/036.0708; PE17/036.0710-1; PE17/036.1805; PE17/037.2704; TI/174.3904; TI/174.3906-1] Group: Eldamo. Published by

zigil

adjective. silver, silver (colour), silver colour, spike
Khuzdûl [PE17/036.1011; PE17/036.1012; PE17/036.1513; PE17/036.1801; PM/279.3907; TI/174.4411; TI/175.0402; TI/175.0403] Group: Eldamo. Published by

zirak

noun. silver, silver colour, spike, tine
Khuzdûl [LotRI/Zirakzigil.002; PE17/035.2002; PE17/036.1111; PE17/036.1506; PE17/036.1507; PE17/036.1706; PE17/036.2608; TI/174.2202; TI/174.2208; TI/174.4309; TI/174.4310; TI/175.0407] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Noldorin 

mithril

noun. true-silver
Noldorin [SDI1/mithril.001; TI/184.2005; TII/Mithril.001; WRI/mithril.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by

thilevril

noun. true-silver
Noldorin [TI/184.2004; TII/Ithildin.005] Group: Eldamo. Published by

erceleb

noun. true-silver
Noldorin [RS/465.3009; RSI/Erceleb.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by

celeb

noun. silver
Noldorin [Ety/KYELEP.006; Ety/KYELEP.043] Group: Eldamo. Published by

celeb

noun. silver
Noldorin [Ety/367, S/429, LotR/E, Letters/426] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

celefn

adjective. of silver
Noldorin [Ety/367] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

celevon

adjective. of silver
Noldorin [Ety/367] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

celebren

adjective. like silver (in hue or worth)
Noldorin [Ety/367, S/429, VT/45:25] 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

kyelep

root. silver
Primitive elvish [PM/366.2004; UT/266.2702] Group: Eldamo. Published by

kyelep

noun. silver

Variations of the word: kelep/kyelep.

Primitive elvish [PE17/036.0808] Group: Eldamo. Published by

kyelepē

noun. silver
Primitive elvish [Let/426.0203; PE17/036.0808; PE21/71.3506; PE21/80.3905] Group: Eldamo. Published by

kyelepē

noun. silver
Primitive elvish [Let/426.0203] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Ancient telerin

tele(pe)

noun. silver
Ancient telerin [PE21/72.0208; PE21/72.0210] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Old sindarin

kele(pe)

noun. silver
Old sindarin [PE21/72.3709; PE21/72.3711] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Qenya 

telpe

noun. silver
Qenya [Ety/KYELEP.009; Ety/KYELEP.010; Ety/KYELEP.046; Ety/KYELEP.047; EtyAC/KYELEP.011; PE22/023.1204; PE22/052.0502] Group: Eldamo. Published by

telpe

noun. silver, money
Qenya [GL/25.7508; GL/25.7904; LT1/100.4211; LT1A/Ilsaluntë.053; LT1A/Telimpë.011; LT1A/Telimpë.012; PE13/140.4901; PE13/154.5706; PE14/054.2214; PME/091.3202; QL/091.2101; QL/091.2102; QL/091.2801] Group: Eldamo. Published by

telqe

noun. silver
Qenya Group: Eldamo. Published by

telempe

noun. silver
Qenya Group: Eldamo. Published by

tyelpe

noun. silver
Qenya Group: Eldamo. Published by

Doriathrin

telf

noun. silver

A noun for “silver” derived from the root ᴹ✶KYÉLEP (Ety/KYELEP), most likely from a primitive form *✶kyelepē [kjelepē]. In Ilkorin, the initial [t] developed from [kj] because initial palatalized velars became dentals, the middle [e] vanished due to the Ilkorin syncope, and the [p] became [f] because voiceless stops became spirants after liquids (like [l]). These developments were all suggested by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Ilkorin/telf).

Doriathrin [Ety/KYELEP.065] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Old Noldorin

kelepe

noun. silver
Old Noldorin [Ety/KYELEP.041] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Middle Primitive Elvish

telep

root. silver
Middle Primitive Elvish [Ety/KYELEP.038; Ety/TELEP.001; EtyAC/KYELEP.028; EtyAC/SIL.014; EtyAC/TELEP.003; PE18/066.1410] Group: Eldamo. Published by

kyelep

root. silver
Middle Primitive Elvish [Ety/KYELEP.001; Ety/KYELEP.036; Ety/TELEP.004; EtyAC/KYELEP.026] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Middle Telerin

telpe

noun. silver
Middle Telerin [Ety/KYELEP.063] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Gnomish

celeb

noun. silver
Gnomish [GG/12.2001; GG/12.2003; GG/12.2101; GG/12.2102; GG/12.2103; GG/12.2104; GG/12.2201; GG/12.2202; GG/12.2203; GG/12.2204; GG/12.2302; GG/12.2303; GG/12.2401; GG/12.2402; GG/12.4003; GL/25.7509; GL/25.7901; LT1A/Ilsaluntë.050; LT1A/Telimpë.017] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Early Ilkorin

þil[f]

noun. silver
Early Ilkorin [PE13/154.5801] Group: Eldamo. Published by

helh

noun. silver
Early Ilkorin [PE13/140.5001] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Early Noldorin

tlub

noun. silver
Early Noldorin [PE13/154.5701] Group: Eldamo. Published by

celeb

noun. silver
Early Noldorin [PE13/140.4701; PE13/156.3201-2] Group: Eldamo. Published by