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This website is dedicated to Tolkien's languages, with an emphasis on the elvish languages of his legendarium. Our dictionary consists of imported glosses from a variety of quality dictionaries, categorised and searchable by sense, conjugation and more. You can read more on our about page.

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Gloss of the hour


adjective. upper


  • ᴱ√ORO “steepness, rising”


  • Eq. orta “above”

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Phrase of the day

     ⸱    

Alae! Ered en Echoriath, ered e·mbar nín!

Voronwë's cry upon approaching Gondolin.

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