S. Celebrindal f. “Silverfoot”

S. Celebrindal, f. “Silverfoot”

Sobriquet of Idril, translated “Silver-foot” (S/126). Her name is a combination of celebrin “silver” and the lenited form -dal of tâl “foot” (SA/celeb, tal).

Conceptual Development: In the earliest Lost Tales, this name appeared as G. Talceleb “Silver Feet” (LT2/165, 216). In Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s, Tolkien changed the name to N. Celebrindal “Silver-foot” (SM/143, LR/141), though in The Etymologies it appeared in a variant (lenited) form Gelebrendal with an e replacing the i (Ety/KYELEP).

References ✧ LBI/Idril; LotRI/Idril; MRI/Idril; S/126; SA/celeb, tal; SI/Celebrindal, Idril; SMI/Celebrindal, Idril

Glosses

Elements

celebrin “like silver (in hue or worth)” ✧ SA/celeb
tâl “foot; [lower] end” soft-mutation ✧ SA/celeb (dal); SA/tal (dal)

N. Celebrindal f. “Silverfoot”

References ✧ Ety/KYELEP; LRI/Celebrindal, Idril; SM/143

Glosses

Variations

Related

Inflections

Gelebrendal soft-mutation; c-mutation ✧ Ety/KYELEP; Ety/KYELEP

Elements

celebren “of silver, like silver” ✧ Ety/KYELEP; Ety/KYELEP
tâl “foot; (lower) end” soft-mutation

Cognates


G. Talceleb f. “Silver Feet”

References ✧ LT2/165, 216; LT2A/Talceleb; LT2I; PE13/104; PE15/27

Glosses

Variations

Elements

tâl “foot” ✧ LT2A/Talceleb
celeb “silver” ✧ LT1A/Telimpë

Cognates