Q. Telperinquar m. “Silver-fist”

Q. Telperinquar, m. “Silver-fist”

Quenya name of Celebrimbor, from which his Sindarin name is derived (SA/celeb, PE17/42). In pure Quenya, this name would be *Tyelperinquar (not attested). This name also appeared in the shorter form T(y)elpinquar (PM/318; VT47/8, 23). His name is a compound of the adjective telperin “like silver” and quár(ë) “fist” (SA/celeb, PE17/42).

References ✧ PE17/42; PM/318; SA/celeb; VT47/8, 23

Glosses

Variations

Changes

Elements

telperin “like silver (in hue or worth)” ✧ PE17/42; SA/celeb
quár(ë) “fist, (tightly closed) hand” ✧ PE17/42 (quáre); PM/318 (quár); SA/celeb (quárë)

Cognates


Q. Tyelpelepta m.

An isolated name appearing in notes discussing Eldarin words for hands and fingers, with Tyelepelepta, Telpelepta. As suggested by Patrick Wynne (VT47/27), these may be variants of Telperinquar, compounds of archaic, pure-Quenya †tyelpë “silver” and lepta “finger”.

Reference ✧ VT47/27

Elements

tyelpë “silver”
lepta “fingered; thumb” ✧ VT47/27