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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


noun. bud


  • ᴱ√TETE “bud, blossom” ✧ QL/092


  • G. teth “bud” ✧ GL/70

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ᴱ√TETE > tetse[tetsē] > [tetse]✧ QL/092
Early Quenya [GL/70; PME/092; QL/092] Group: Eldamo. Published by

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Phrase of the day

   

Óre nia pete nin

This is the Telerin version of a phrase that Tolkien translated into all three, major Elvish languages: Sindarin, Quenya and Telerin.

Telerin [VT41/11.2408]

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