S. #Teler pn. “Teleri”
Conceptual Development: In the Gnomish Lexicon from the 1910s, the earliest form of this name was G. Tilith (GL/70), though at this stage the name referred to the first tribe instead of the third. In Early Noldorin notes from the 1920s, it became ᴱN. Tiledh, a reference to the sea-elves (PE13/154).
A similar term teleir appears in the “Words, Phrases and Passages from The Lord of the Rings” from the 1950s-60s, where Tolkien indicated that it was used “as a general term distinguishing Sindar (and usually also Nandor) from either the Noldor and the Dark-elves” (PE17/139). The term teleir developed from the primitive adjective ✶teleryā, and appeared beside variants telerion and telerieth, probably male and female forms. These notes also included several plural forms: telir, teleriath and telerwaith.
References ✧ PE17/139; PM/385; PMI/Teleri
|Telerrim||class-plural||✧ PM/385; PMI/Teleri|
|Telir||plural||✧ PM/385; PMI/Teleri|
|✶teleryā > teleir||[telerjā] > [telerja] !!! [teleria] > [teleri] > [teleir] > [telair]||✧ PE17/139|
ᴱN. Tiledh pn. “Sea-elf”
References ✧ PE13/154
G. Tilith pn. “member of the first of the three tribes of Eldar”
References ✧ GL/32, 51, 70; LT1A/Teleri; PE13/99; PE14/9; PE15/8
|Tilthin||plural||✧ GL/32; GL/51; GL/70; LT1A/Teleri; PE15/8|