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A selective list of words from the Elvish languages of Sindarin and Quenya.



C - Always has the value of K, never of S; thus Celeborn is 'keleborn, not 'seleborn'.

CH - Always has the value of CH as in Scottish loch or German evil, never that of CH in English church

DH - Is always used to represent a TH as in then, but never as in thin

G - Always has the sound of the English G in get.


AI - Has the sound of English eye.

AU - Has the value of OW as in English how.

EI - Has the sound of ey in the English grey.

IE - Should not be pronounced as English piece, but with both the vowels I and E sounded.

UI - Has the sound of English ruin.

OE - Pronounced oe as in toy.

EA and EO - Are not run together, but constitute two syllables.

Ú - Pronounced 'oo'.

ER, IR, UR - before a consonant or at the end of a word should not be pronounced as in English fern, fir, fur, but as in air, eer, oor.

E - At the end of words is always pronounced as distinct vowel, and in this position is written ë. It is likewise pronounced always in the middle of words. 


Aaye or Aiya - Quenya word for the verb 'Hail'.

Ada - 'Father', spoken by Arwen to Lord Elrond

Adan - 'Father of Man' (Sindarin, from the Quenya Atan, Atani) The Elves' name for those Men who first crossed the Blue Mountains (Ered Luin) during the First Age. Plural is Edain

Aelin - 'lake, pool' as in Aelin-uial.

Adanedhel - 'elf-man'.

Aduial - Eventide, twilight, 'Star-opening' Sindarin, from the Quenya Undomë.

Aglarond - 'Halls-of-Glory', the Sindarin name for the Glittering Caves of Helm's Deep.

Aha - Quenya word for rage.

Ai - Sindarin word for 'Ah'.

Aina - 'holy' in Ainur, Ainulindale.

Ainu - Quenya Tengwar word meaning 'Holy One'. The plural is Ainur, and refers to the primordial spirits created by Ilúvatar.

Aiglos - Sindarin for 'Icicle', also name of Gil-galad's spear

Alda - Quenya word for 'Tree'.

Aldalómë - Combination of Quenya words meaning 'tree-shadow' used by Treebeard the Ent.

Alqua - Sindarin word for 'Swan'.

Amandil - Sindarin word for 'Priest'.

Amarth - Sindarin word for 'Doom'.

Ambarona - Combination of Quenya words meaning 'Worlds-birth' used by Treebeard the Ent.

Amon - Sindarin word meaning 'Mountain' or 'Hill'.

Ampa - Quenya word for 'Hook'.

Amil - word for 'Mother'

An - 'long'.

Anarya - Quenya meaning 'Sun's-day', the second day of the Elvish week.

Anca - Quenya word for 'Jaws'.

And - 'long'.

Ando - Quenya word for 'Gate'.

Andúril - 'Flame-of-the-West' (Quenya), the sword of Aragorn formerly know as 'Narsil'.

Andúnë - 'sunset, west'

Anga - Quenya word for 'Iron'.

Ann-thannath - Combination of Sindarin words meaning 'The-Gift-of-Words'. A mode of verse and song, among the Elves of Beleriand.

Anna - Sindarin word for 'Gift'.

Anod - 'Ent'. Sindarin word referring to the ancient race of tree guardians

Anto - Quenya word for 'Mouth'.

Arda - Quenya word for 'Region' or 'Realm'; became the term for the world.

Áre - Quenya word for 'Sunlight'.

Asca - Means 'Hurry'.

Atan, Atani - Quenya for 'Father-of-Man. See Adan.

Avari - Quenya for "The Unwilling." See page Avari.

Áze - See Áre.


Balrog - Sindarin word for 'demon of might'.

Band - Sindarin word meaning - 'prison, duress'.

Bar - Sindarin for 'dwelling'.

Barad - Meaning 'tower'.

Beleg - Meaning 'mighty'.

Bragol - 'Sudden'.

Bregalad - 'Quickbeam', also is the nickname of an ent in the Two Towers.

Brethil - 'silver birch', also the name of an entwife.

Brith - 'gravel'.


Calen - Sindarin word for 'green'.

Calma - Quenya word for 'Lamp'.

Carca - Quenya word for 'fang'.

Celeb- Quenya word for 'silver'

Certar - Quenya word for 'Runes', referring in particular to the "Alphabet of Daeron".

Certhas - Sindarin. See Certar

Cirth - Sindarin word referring to the system of runes as a whole. See also Certar.

Coirë - The season of the year known in the Elves' calendar system know as 'stirring'. It was the last of the six seasons observed by the Elves, falling between winter (Hrívë) and spring (Tuilë). It is one of the Elven Seasons.

Coranar - Quenya word meaning 'Sun-round'. The solar year as recorded by the Elves. Also called a Loa.

Cormallen - Sindarin word meaning 'Ring-bearers'.

Cormarë - Quenya word meaning 'Ring-day'. The birthday of Frodo and Bilbo Baggins.

Coron - 'mound'.

Craban, Crebain - Sindarin word referring to an unfriendly species of black crows.

- 'bow'.

Cuivie - 'awaking'.


Dae - 'shadow'.

Dagor - Sindarin for 'battle'.

Daro - Sindarin word meaning 'Descend'.

Del - 'horror'.

Din - 'silent'.

Dina - Means 'Be silent'.

Dol - Meaning 'head', often given to hills and mountains.

Dôr - Sindarin for 'land'.

Draug - 'wolf'.

Drego - Sindarin word which means 'Flee'.

- Sindarin for 'night, dimness'.

Duin - '(long) river'.

Dúnadan, Dúnedain - Sindarin for 'Man-of-the-West'. Referring to the Men of Westernesse, or Númenor, and their descendents.

Dûr - 'dark'.


Ëar - Quenya for 'sea'.

Echor - 'encircling mountains'.

Echuir - Sindarin. See Coirë.

Edain - See Adan

Edhel - Sindarin for 'elf'.

Edhellen - Sindarin for 'of the Elves' or anything Elvish in general.

Edro! - Sindarin imperative meaning 'Open!'.

Eithel - 'well'. See kell

Êl, Elin, Elenath - Sindarin word for 'Star' (Elenath is the collective plural).

Eldar - 'People-of-the-Stars' (Quenya), The Elves name for themselves.

Eldarin - Quenya word referring to the generic name given to languages spoken by the Elves, Quenya and Sindarin.

Elear - Sindarin word for 'Visionary'.

Elen, Eleni, Elenion - Quenya word for 'Star' (Elenion is the collective plural).

Elenya - 'Stars'-day'. The first day of the Elvish week.

Emyn - Sindarin word for 'Hills', plural of Amon.

Endari - 'Middle-day', the middle of the year in the Elvish calendar.

Endóre - Quenya word for 'Middle-earth'.

Ennor - Sindarin word for 'Middle-earth'.

Enquië, Enquier - 'Week', Quenya word referring to the six day Elvish week.

Enyd - 'Ents'. See Anod.

Er - 'one, alone'.

Erebor - Sindarin for the 'Lonely Mountain'.

Ered - Quenya word for 'Mountain'.

Ereg - 'thorn, holly

Eryn - Sindarin word for 'Wood' or 'Forest'.

Esgal - 'screen, hiding'.

Esse - Quenya word for 'Name'.

Estel - Sindarin word for 'Hope'.

Estellio - 'trust'

Ethuil - 'Spring', the first season of the Elvish year.


Falas - 'shore, line of surf'.

Faroth - 'hunt, pursue'.

Faug - 'gape'.

Fëa - 'spirit'.

Fin - 'hair'.

Firith - Sindarin word for 'Fading', also the fourth season of the Elvish year.

Formen - Quenya word for 'North'.

Forn - Sindarin word for 'north'.

Fuin - 'gloom, darkness'


Galad - light

Gil - star

Gilraen - Sindarin name for Aragorn's mother.

Gurth - Death

Gaur - Werewolf

Gwador - brother-in-all-but-blood. For brother, see Muindor.

Gwathel - sister-in-all-but-blood. For sister, see Muinthel.


Luin - Sindarin word for 'blue'. Used in "Ered Luin" - "Blue Mountains."

Laer - Sindarin word for 'Summer'. (Lairë in Quenya)


Mellon - The Elvish word for "Friend." Used by Gandalf to open the gates to the mines of Moria.

Minas - Meaning 'Tower'.

Mithrin - Sindarin word for 'Grey'. "Ered Mithrin"- is the Grey Mountains.

Muindor - Sindarin for 'brother'.

Muinthel - Sindarin for 'sister'.


Namárië - Quenya word for 'Farewell'.

Nan - Sindarin for 'Vale'. For example, Nan Curunir means "Saruman's Vale".

Navaer - Sindarin word for 'Farewell'.

Ndengina - Sindarin for 'Kill'.

Nikerym - Means 'Captain'.

Nimrais - Sindarin for 'White Peaks,' as in Ered Nimrais.

Nin- way to say 'My' like in 'Mellon Nin', "my friend".

Numen - Sindarin for 'West'.

Naug / Nogoth - Sindarin for 'Dwarf'.

Naugrim / Negyth - Sindarin for 'Dwarves'


Onodrim - Sindarin name for the Ents; singular Onod.

Orodruin - Sindarin name of Mount Doom. The name likely consists of orod ("mountain") + ruin ("fiery red").


Parma - Quenya for "Book".

Pelargir - Sindarin word for 'Garth of Royal Ships'.

Peredhel - Sindarin word for half-elvish or half-elf.

Palantíri is a Quenyan word that means 'Far seeing'. It is the root of Palantir, or the Seeing-Stones.

Parf - Sindarin, See Parma


Quendi - Quenya word for "the Speakers."

Quel re- Sindarin phrase for "Good day"


Silme - Quenya for "Starlight"


Tengwa - Quenya word for 'Letter', plural form "Tengwar" means 'Letters'.

Tinco - metal

Tuilë - Quenya word for "spring"

thalias - Bravery

Thalin - Dauntless

Thang - Oppression

Thangail - Sindarin for a sort of shield-fence.

Tar - High

Taur - Forest

Tauriel - Daughter-of-the-Forest


Úlairi -  Quenya word for Nazgul or Ringwraith.

Ulaer - Sindarin word for Nazgul or Ringwraith.

Urulóki - Quenya word for "Heat", "Hot", or "Fire Serpents", also used as a name for Fire-Drakes.


Vala - Mighty

Valdra - Inferno