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'''Silvertine''' was one of the three peaks that made up the [[Mountains of Moria]], above the [[Dwarf-city]] of [[Khazad-dûm]]. Its [[Dwarvish]] name was [[Zirakzigil]], while the [[Elves]] called it [[Celebdil]].
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| image=[[Image:John Howe - Zirak-zigil.jpg|250px]]
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| name=Celebdil
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| location=above [[Moria|Khazad-dûm]], south of [[Caradhras]] and [[Fanuidhol]], on the border between [[Eriador]] and  [[Rhovanion]]
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| belongs=the [[Misty Mountains]]
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| othernames=''Silvertine'' ([[Westron]]), ''Zirakzigil'' ([[Khuzdul]])
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| etymology=Celebdil: ''[[celeb]]'' - silver, ''[[dil]]'' - horn<br />Zirakzigil: ''[[zirak]]'' - spike, ''[[zigil]]'' - silver
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| events=[[Battle of the Peak|final struggle]] between [[Gandalf]] and [[Durin's Bane]]
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| gallery=Zirakzigil
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'''Celebdil''', also known as '''Silvertine''' and '''Zirakzigil''', was one of the three peaks that stood above the [[Dwarves|Dwarven]] city of [[Moria|Khazad-dûm]]. The other two were [[Caradhras]] (''Redhorn'') and [[Fanuidhol]] (''Cloudyhead'').
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Celebdil was the southernmost of the [[Mountains of Moria]] and the [[Endless Stair]] led from the deepest halls of Khazad-dûm up to [[Durin's Tower]] on the peak of the mountain. There the [[Battle of the Peak]] between [[Gandalf]] and [[Durin's Bane]] took place.<ref name="White Rider">{{HM|TT}}, "[[The White Rider]]"</ref>
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==Etymology==
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''Celebdil'' is the [[Sindarin]] name of [[Khuzdul]] ''Zirakzigil'', translated as the mountain Silvertine. ''Celebdil'' contains ''[[celeb]]'' ("silver") and a derivative of the [[Sundocarmë|root]] [[TIL]].<ref name=S">{{S|Elements}}, entries ''celeb'' and ''til''</ref>
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''Silvertine'' contains ''tine'', "spike, sharp horn".<ref name="Nomen">{{HM|N}}, p. 775</ref>
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==Inspiration==
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Tolkien wrote to his son [[Michael Tolkien|Michael]] that on a trip to Switzerland in his youth he had regretted leaving a view of two mountains: the Jungfrau and "the ''Silberhorn'' sharp against dark blue: the ''Silvertine (Celebdil)'' of my dreams."<ref>{{L|306}}</ref>
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==Portrayal in adaptations==
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'''2002: ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers|Peter Jackson's The Two Towers]]'':'''
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:Zirakzigil makes an appearance during Gandalf's fight with the Balrog.
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'''2008: ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria]]'':'''
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:Players are able to visit the cliffs of Zirakzigil, where the body of ''Durin's Bane'' now resides. Also, a large area of the mines is dubbed as '''Silvertine Lodes''' - due to being located below the Silvertine.
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Latest revision as of 22:50, 11 May 2021

John Howe - Zirak-zigil.jpg
Celebdil
Physical Description
Locationabove Khazad-dûm, south of Caradhras and Fanuidhol, on the border between Eriador and Rhovanion
Belongs tothe Misty Mountains
General Information
Other namesSilvertine (Westron), Zirakzigil (Khuzdul)
EtymologyCelebdil: celeb - silver, dil - horn
Zirakzigil: zirak - spike, zigil - silver
Eventsfinal struggle between Gandalf and Durin's Bane
GalleryImages of Zirakzigil

Celebdil, also known as Silvertine and Zirakzigil, was one of the three peaks that stood above the Dwarven city of Khazad-dûm. The other two were Caradhras (Redhorn) and Fanuidhol (Cloudyhead).

Celebdil was the southernmost of the Mountains of Moria and the Endless Stair led from the deepest halls of Khazad-dûm up to Durin's Tower on the peak of the mountain. There the Battle of the Peak between Gandalf and Durin's Bane took place.[1]

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[edit] Etymology

Celebdil is the Sindarin name of Khuzdul Zirakzigil, translated as the mountain Silvertine. Celebdil contains celeb ("silver") and a derivative of the root TIL.[2]

Silvertine contains tine, "spike, sharp horn".[3]

[edit] Inspiration

Tolkien wrote to his son Michael that on a trip to Switzerland in his youth he had regretted leaving a view of two mountains: the Jungfrau and "the Silberhorn sharp against dark blue: the Silvertine (Celebdil) of my dreams."[4]

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

2002: Peter Jackson's The Two Towers:

Zirakzigil makes an appearance during Gandalf's fight with the Balrog.

2008: The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria:

Players are able to visit the cliffs of Zirakzigil, where the body of Durin's Bane now resides. Also, a large area of the mines is dubbed as Silvertine Lodes - due to being located below the Silvertine.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The White Rider"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", entries celeb and til
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 775
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 306, (undated, late 1967 - early 1968)