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== History ==
 
== History ==
 
Telchar was trained by [[Gamil Zirak]], another great smith.<ref name="Narn">{{UT|Narn}}, ''The Departure of Túrin''</ref>  Among his works were [[Angrist]] (the knife that freed the [[Silmarils|Silmaril]] from the [[Iron Crown]]),<ref>{{S|Beren}}</ref> [[Narsil]] (the sword of [[Elendil]], later reforged for [[Aragorn]] as [[Andúril]]),<ref>{{TT|III6}}</ref> and the [[Dragon-helm of Dor-lómin]].<ref name="Narn"/>
 
Telchar was trained by [[Gamil Zirak]], another great smith.<ref name="Narn">{{UT|Narn}}, ''The Departure of Túrin''</ref>  Among his works were [[Angrist]] (the knife that freed the [[Silmarils|Silmaril]] from the [[Iron Crown]]),<ref>{{S|Beren}}</ref> [[Narsil]] (the sword of [[Elendil]], later reforged for [[Aragorn]] as [[Andúril]]),<ref>{{TT|III6}}</ref> and the [[Dragon-helm of Dor-lómin]].<ref name="Narn"/>
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==Etymology==
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In is not defined whether the name Telchar is [[Sindarin]] or [[Khuzdul]] and its meaning.
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The formation seems to suggest to be Sindarin<ref>[http://www.elvish.org/gwaith/movie_inscriptions.htm#narsil]</ref> since the digraph ''ch'' is not used in Khuzdul by Tolkien<ref>{{App|E1i}}</ref>. A suggested meaning and etymology is "royal stem" in Sindarin<ref>http://realelvish.net/book_names.php</ref>
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The book ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'' notes a resemblance with the ''[[Wikipedia:Telchines|Telchines]]'' of Greek mythology, a mythological race of divine craftsmen.
 
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Telchar
Dwarf
Physical Description
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Telchar was a Dwarf of Nogrod in the Blue Mountains, and one of the greatest smiths in the history of Middle-earth.

History

Telchar was trained by Gamil Zirak, another great smith.[1] Among his works were Angrist (the knife that freed the Silmaril from the Iron Crown),[2] Narsil (the sword of Elendil, later reforged for Aragorn as Andúril),[3] and the Dragon-helm of Dor-lómin.[1]

Etymology

In is not defined whether the name Telchar is Sindarin or Khuzdul and its meaning.

The formation seems to suggest to be Sindarin[4] since the digraph ch is not used in Khuzdul by Tolkien[5]. A suggested meaning and etymology is "royal stem" in Sindarin[6]

The book An Introduction to Elvish notes a resemblance with the Telchines of Greek mythology, a mythological race of divine craftsmen.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Narn i Hîn Húrin (The Tale of the Children of Húrin)", The Departure of Túrin
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beren and Lúthien"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The King of the Golden Hall"
  4. [1]
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix E, "Pronunciation of Words and Names", "Consonants"
  6. http://realelvish.net/book_names.php