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telepi[1], telpe[2] (or telpë[3]), and telep-[2], are Telerin words for "silver".

[edit] Etymology

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

Christopher Tolkien has noted that telpe, telep- derive from root KYELEP.[2]

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[edit] Compounds


  1. 1.0 1.1 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)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn", "Appendix E: The Names of Celeborn and Galadriel"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "XI. The Shibboleth of Fëanor", p. 356 (note 4)