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In is not defined whether the name Telchar is [[Sindarin]] or [[Khuzdul]] and its meaning.  
 
In is not defined whether the name Telchar is [[Sindarin]] or [[Khuzdul]] and its meaning.  
  
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 formation seems to suggest to be Sindarin since the digraph ''ch'' is not used in Khuzdul.<ref>{{App|E1i}}</ref>
  
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
GenderMale

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 since the digraph ch is not used in Khuzdul.[4]

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. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix E, "Pronunciation of Words and Names", "Consonants"