Use the search field above to browse the dictionary. As you type, the dictionary will present suggestions underneath based on what you type. You can use the asterisk symbol (*) to match everything or individual letters, which can be useful if you're unsure about spelling. A single asterisk won't yield the entire library, however, because the precision of your query is considered too low.
Words with special letters, like letters with umlauts and accents, are matched against their their ASCII letters. This means that if you search for mîr, the dictionary will suggest mîr, mírë, miril etc.
As you type, you'll notice that the list of suggestions beneath can become really long, but there is a cap on how many suggestions you can view at one time, depending on the preciseness of your search query. More exact queries (= more letters) are permitted to yield a longer list of suggestions. This feature also exists to improve performance for everyone.
The preciseness of your query is calculated according to the follow equation:
the length of the search term (without white space) × 200.
If you tick the checkbox "reversed search," Parf Edhellen will match your query in reverse. This is useful if you're looking for words with a specific word ending, perhaps with the intention to find fitting rhymes for your poetry.
You'll sometimes encounter the symbol, usually together with a warning. These exist to inform you that the gloss originate from a source which might be outdated or questionable. This is unfortunately fairly common because linguistic material on Tolkien's languages are only sporadically made available to the community; initiatives have the time to arise and wither between publications. Hiswelókë, which haven't been updated for years, is nonetheless still excellent, and one of the prominent sources to date on the Sindarin language.
Would it be a mistake to trust glosses from an outdated source? Probably not. I recommend you to try to find another source which corroborates the proposed translation.
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Parf Edhellen imported its definition from the excellent dictionaries listed below. Please note that discrepancies from the source material can arise while importing.
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