The collaborative dictionary dedicated to the the linguistic world of Tolkien's. Presently in beta-stage.
Use the search-box to browse the dictionaries contents. As you type, suggestions are made continously based on your enquiry. It is possible to use wildcards to further enhance the quality of these suggestions.
A result cap is applied depending on the preciseness of your query. More exact queries are believed to yield more granular results, consequently resulting in a wider more generous result cap. This feature is chiefly in place to limit excessive queries that might impede performance.
The preciseness of your query is calculated according to the follow equation:
the length of the input string without modifiers and spacing × 200.
This feature enables you to search for words with matching word ending. This is useful for finding rhymes or similar words.
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The gist of this website is the strength of aggregated expertise. Your contributions are encouraged, but please remember to always publish references backing up your claims. Moderators reserve the rights to emend and delete content.
There are two ways to contribute: by adding words and by adding glosses. Each word might have multiple glosses in many languages.
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It's possible to write tengwar on elfdict by use of a technology called “CSS3 webfonts”. The tengwar that you’ll find scattered about this website have been either added by a contributor or, more commonly, automatically transcribed for Sindarin and Noldorin. The open-source library tengwarjs by Kris Kowal enables us to transcribe at runtime, which means that generated the tengwar markup is not associated with the source. The quality of the transcription might vary and all transcribed words are marked with a link to this note.
Black Speech, Nandorin, Noldorin, Quendya, Quenya, Sindarin, Telerin are languages conceived by Tolkien and they do not belong to us; we neither can nor do claim affiliation with Middle-earth Enterprises nor Tolkien Estate.