tyellë noun "grade" (pl. tyeller is attested) (Appendix E), "grade, order; a step in a stairway, [or in a] ladder" (PE17:122, 157)
noun. grade, order, step (in a stairway or ladder)
- √KYEL “go down slowly” ✧ PE17/157
Development Stages Sources √KJEL > tyelle [kjelle] > [tjelle] ✧ PE17/157
- tyelle ✧ PE17/122; PE17/122; PE17/157
it is said
-r nominative plural ending regularly used on nouns ending in -a, -i, -ië, -o, -u, e.g. Ainur, Valar, tier. Occasionally it is added also to nouns ending in -ë (that normally take the ending -I in the pl.). This seems to regularly happen in the case of nouns in -lë (see #fintalë, mallë, tyellë), sometimes also otherwise (see Ingwë, wendë, essë #1). This plural ending was ("it is said") first used by the Noldor (PM:402).