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telpë

noun. silver, silver; [ᴱQ.] money

Cognates

  • S. celeb “silver” ✧ PE17/036; SA/celeb; UT/266
  • T. telpe “silver” ✧ UT/266

Derivations

  • T. telpe “silver” ✧ NM/349
  • kyelepē “silver” ✧ PE17/036; PE21/80
  • Q. tyelpë “silver” ✧ UT/266

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Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
kelep/kyelep > telep-[kjelepe] > [kjelpe] > [tjelpe]✧ PE17/036
t/kjelepi > telpe[kjelepe] > [kjelpe] > [tjelpe]✧ PE21/80
Q. tyelpe > telpe[tjelpe] > [telpe]✧ UT/266

Variations

  • telpe ✧ Let/426; PE21/81; UT/266
  • telpe- ✧ PE18/093
Quenya [Let/426; NM/349; PE17/036; PE18/093; PE21/81; PM/356; SA/celeb; UT/266] 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.)

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.

tyelpë

noun. silver

Cognates

  • S. celeb “silver” ✧ Let/426
  • T. telpe “silver” ✧ Let/426; NM/349

Derivations

  • kyelepē “silver” ✧ Let/426; NM/349
  • KYELEP “silver” ✧ UT/266

Derivatives

  • Q. telpë “silver, silver; [ᴱQ.] money” ✧ UT/266

Element in

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
kyelepē > tyelpe[kjelepē] > [kjelpē] > [tjelpē] > [tjelpe]✧ Let/426
kyelep- > tyelpë[kjelepē] > [kjelpē] > [tjelpē] > [tjelpe]✧ NM/349
kyelep- > tyelpe[kjelepē] > [kjelpē] > [tjelpē] > [tjelpe]✧ UT/266

Variations

  • tyelpe ✧ Let/426; UT/266 (tyelpe)
  • tyelep- ✧ NM/349
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telempë

silver

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

telep-

verb. telep-

telep- see telpë

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.

telepta

adjective. silver, silver, [ᴱQ.] of silver

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Elements

WordGloss
telpë“silver, silver; [ᴱQ.] money”

silma

silver, shining white

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

mandya

noun. butter

Cognates

  • ᴺS. mang “butter”

Derivations

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