S. #Teler pn. “Teleri”

S. #Teler, pn. “Teleri”

The Sindarin equivalent of Q. Teler, used only by the people of Círdan and attested only in the plural forms Telir and Telerrim (PM/385). It may be that its singular form was not used.

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

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Inflections

Telerrim class-plural ✧ PM/385; PMI/Teleri
teleriath class-plural ✧ PE17/139
telerwaith class-plural ✧ PE17/139
Telir plural ✧ PM/385; PMI/Teleri
telir plural ✧ PE17/139

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teleryā > teleir [telerjā] > [telerja] !!! [teleria] > [teleri] > [teleir] > [telair] ✧ PE17/139

ᴱN. Tiledh pn. “Sea-elf”

References ✧ PE13/154

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Inflections

Tiledhrim class-plural “sea-elves” ✧ PE13/154
Tilidh plural   ✧ PE13/154

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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

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Tilthin plural ✧ GL/32; GL/51; GL/70; LT1A/Teleri; PE15/8
telethlin(ion) plural ✧ PE13/99
tilthin plural ✧ PE14/9

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