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KYELEP is a Primitive Quendian root signifying "silver".[1][2]


Other versions

The original entry in the Etymologies had "KYELEP- and TELEP- silver". Tolkien rewrote the section, changing to "KYÉLEP- (and TÉLEP-?) silver".[3]

See also


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Shibboleth of Fëanor", p. 366 (note 61; root appearing as "KYELEP")
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", pp. 366-7 (root appearing as "KYELEP-")
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Addenda and Corrigenda to the Etymologies — Part One" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter and Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 45, November 2003, p. 25
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 347, (dated 17 December 1972), p. 426 (question 4)
The Sundocarme "Metals" Group
 ANGA ("iron") · URUN ("copper") · MALAT ("gold") · KYELEP ("silver")