Q. Telemmaitë m. “Silver-handed”

Q. Telemmaitë, m. “Silver-handed”

Tar-Telemmaitë was the 15th ruler of Númenor (LotR/1035), so called because of his love of silver (UT/221). Christopher Tolkien translated his name as “Silver-handed” (UTI/Tar-Telemmaitë). His name seems to be a compound of an assimilated form of telpë (telep-) “silver” and the adjective element maitë “-handed”.

References ✧ LotRI/Tar-Telemmaitë; UT/221; UTI/Tar-Telemmaitë



telpë “silver” assimilated
maitë “handy, skillful; having a hand, handed; shapely”