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In a letter, [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] stated that the form ''tyelpe'' derives from [[Primitive Elvish]] ''[[kyelepē]]''.<ref name=L347/>
 
In a letter, [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] stated that the form ''tyelpe'' derives from [[Primitive Elvish]] ''[[kyelepē]]''.<ref name=L347/>
  
It appears like ''tyelpe'' is the most ancient (or "pure") Quenya word for silver; the  form ''telpe'', which became the usual form among the Quenya-speaking [[Elves]], was borrowed (or influenced) by [[Telerin]] ''[[telepi|telpe]]'' (itself apparently a later form of the original Telerin form ''[[telepi]]'').<ref name=L347/><ref name=UT6e/><ref name=Shibb>{{PM|Shibboleth}}, p. 356 (note 4)</ref><ref name=LR/>
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It appears like ''tyelpe'' is the most ancient (or "pure") Quenya word for silver; the  form ''telpe'', which became the usual form among the Quenya-speaking [[Elves]], was borrowed from (or influenced by) [[Telerin]] ''[[telepi|telpe]]'' (itself apparently a later form of the original Telerin form ''[[telepi]]'').<ref name=L347/><ref name=UT6e/><ref name=Shibb>{{PM|Shibboleth}}, p. 356 (note 4)</ref><ref name=LR/>
  
 
[[Christopher Tolkien]] has noted that ''tyelep-'', ''tyelpe'' derive from [[Sundocarme|root]] [[KYELEP]].<ref name=UT6e/> In the ''[[The Etymologies|Etymologies]]'', ''telpe'', ''tyelpe'' derive from root [[KYELEP|KYELEP/TELEP]].<ref name=LR/>
 
[[Christopher Tolkien]] has noted that ''tyelep-'', ''tyelpe'' derive from [[Sundocarme|root]] [[KYELEP]].<ref name=UT6e/> In the ''[[The Etymologies|Etymologies]]'', ''telpe'', ''tyelpe'' derive from root [[KYELEP|KYELEP/TELEP]].<ref name=LR/>

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telpe[1][2][3] (or telpë[4]), tyelpe[1][2][3] (or tyelpë[5]), tyelep-[2], and telep[4], are Quenya words for "silver".

Etymology

In a letter, Tolkien stated that the form tyelpe derives from Primitive Elvish kyelepē.[1]

It appears like tyelpe is the most ancient (or "pure") Quenya word for silver; the form telpe, which became the usual form among the Quenya-speaking Elves, was borrowed from (or influenced by) Telerin telpe (itself apparently a later form of the original Telerin form telepi).[1][2][5][3]

Christopher Tolkien has noted that tyelep-, tyelpe derive from root KYELEP.[2] In the Etymologies, telpe, tyelpe derive from root KYELEP/TELEP.[3]

Cognates

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 347, (dated 17 December 1972), p. 426
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn", "Appendix E: The Names of Celeborn and Galadriel"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", pp. 366-7
  4. 4.0 4.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names" (entry for celeb)
  5. 5.0 5.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Shibboleth of Fëanor", p. 356 (note 4)