S. Celebrimbor m. “Silver-fist”
Last descendant of Fëanor, who crafted the Elvish rings of power (LotR/242), translated “Silver-fist” (PE17/42) or “Silver Grasp” (PM/179). His name is a combination of celebrin “silver” and the suffixal form -bor of paur “fist” (PE17/42, SA/celeb).
Conceptual Development: This name already had its final form when it first appeared in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (RS/449). The name N. Celebrimbor also appeared in The Etymologies, already with its final meaning (Ety/KWAR).
References ✧ LBI; LotR/305; LotRI; PE17/42; PM/179, 318; PMI; SA/celeb; SI; UTI; VT47/8
|celebrin||“like silver (in hue or worth)”||✧ PE17/42; PM/179; PM/318; SA/celeb; VT47/8|
|paur||“fist, (closed) hand”||soft-mutation||✧ PE17/42; PM/179; PM/318 (baur); SA/celeb; VT47/8 (baur)|
N. Celebrimbor m. “Silver-fist”
References ✧ Ety/KWAR; LRI; RS/449; RSI; TI/182; TII
|celebren||“of silver, like silver”|
|paur||“fist”||soft-mutation||✧ Ety/KWAR (-bor)|