Phrases

Sindarin

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Aerlinn in Edhil o Imladris

The Elvish title of the piece otherwise known as A Elbereth Gilthoniel.

The Road Goes Ever On by Elaran.

An Elvish hymn to Varda

As sung by the elves in Rivendell. It's an iambic tetrameter hymn, and one of the longest texts in sindarin.

Battle-cry of the north

Flame light! Flee darkness!

Doors of Durin

Moria Gate Inscription

Gandalf's Fire Spell

Gandalf's words of power against the cold, and the enemies.

LotR, HoME-VII, PE17 by Elaran.

Gandalf's invocation upon the gates of Moria

Elvish gate open now for us! Doorway of the Dwarf-folk listen to the word of my tongue! Gandalf's commanding words by Durin's gate.

Gilraen's Linnod

The only known example of a linnod, a certain type of Sindarin poetry.

LotR, PE17/117, PE22/160 by Elaran.

Glorfindel's cry to Asfaloth, his horse.

Glorfindels cry as he rode swiftly towards Rivendell.

Legendarium of the Fathers of Men

Titles of the Mannish Legends.

Lord's prayer

Tolkien translated the Pater Noster into Sindarin in the 50s. The prayer was published and commented in Vinyar Tengwar 44.

Lúthien's Song

Lúthien sings to Elbereth.

Praises of Cormallen

Exaltation of Frodo and Sam on the field of Cormallen.

LotR, PE17, Letters by Elaran.

Sam's invocation of Elbereth at Cirith Ungol

The "second verse" of A Elbereth Gilthoniel by Samwise Gamgee.

LotR, The Road Goes Ever On, Letters by Elaran.

The King's Letter

A letter from Aragorn to Sam, informing him of the king’s impending visit.

HoME-IX: Sauron Defeated by Elaran.

Tôl acharn

Vengeance comes (present tense). Húrin's exclamation just before he left the land of Hithlum.

Túrin Wrapper

An ambiguous text from the late 1950s.

Various Phrases

Some random short phrases and names found in Tolkien's works.

PE17, PE22, HoME-XI, HoME-XII, UT, Silmarillion by Elaran.

Voronwë's Cry

Voronwë's cry upon approaching Gondolin.

Well met!

Glorfindel's greeting to Aragorn.


Neo-sindarin

The texts beneath were not composed by Tolkien! They were instead composed by fans and students of his elvish languages. We believe the texts are of a sufficient standard to be published on our website.

Arwen’s incantation

The ‘spell’ that Arwen cries to stop the Ringwraiths from crossing the river. This phrase is from the movies and was not composed by Tolkien.

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring movie by Nimlothiel.

Galadriel's warning to Legolas

Galadriel's warning to Legolas, delivered by Gandalf in Fangorn. Translated to Sindarin by Elaran.

Etymologies, Letters, LotR, Silmarillion, PE17, PE22, VT41 by Elaran.

How to Thank in Sindarin

A more plausible alternative to a problematic yet often used Neo-Sindarin phrase.

UT, VT43, WJ, PE22, PE17 by Elaran.

May they find peace after death

Legolas’s exclamation of grief at the apparent passing of Merry and Pippin beside Fangorn forest. This phrase is from the movies and was not composed by Tolkien. Please read attached commentary.

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers movie by Nimlothiel.

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