Sindarin 


noun. exile (person who is exiled)

Sindarin [Ety/368, X/TL] Group: SINDICT. Published by


verb. to go into exile

Sindarin [Ety/368, VT/45:27, X/TL] Group: SINDICT. Published by


proper name. exile

Tolkien experimented with a variety of similar terms the Sindar appeared on the back page of Notes on Names (NN) from 1957, including egl, egel, egel, egleðel and eglon (PE17/140-142). These also several atypical plural forms, resulting from developments from ✶eklō/etlō via syllabification of -l > -ol:

  • igil: The -l vocalizes to -il instead of -ol. Before the vocalization took place, the plural mutation was carried out to produce igl, which explains, why the resulting form is igil instead of egil, which would be usual for e in non-final syllables.

  • igli: This form is rather unusual for a Sindarin word, as final vowels usually vanish, but the note also includes what seems to be a direct reference to this rule “?ḷ́ < li, ṛ́ < ri” (PE17/142).

  • iglin: A plural with the suffix -in. This is comparable to the plural form Nauglin of naugl, naugol, which developed similarly. Interestingly, the first e mutates to i, which is unusual for non-final e

  • eglir: The suffix -ir is rather unusual outside of Notes on Names, but occurs there for various other forms: Thind → Thinnir, Dúnel → Dúnellir, Noll → Nellir. Here, unlike in iglin the first e remains unchanged.

Tolkien eventually replaced all these variations with S. Eglan (WJ/365), whose (class) plural form Eglath was used in The Silmarillion as published (S/58).


  • etlō “outsider, stranger” ✧ PE17/141; PE17/141; PE17/141
  • S. edlon “outsider, stranger, outsider, stranger, *foreigner” ✧ PE17/142
    • etlō “outsider, stranger” ✧ PE17/141; PE17/141

Element in

Phonetic Developments

Etlōi > Igli[etlōi] > [etlī] > [etli] > [itlī] > [idli] > [igli]✧ PE17/141
etlō > eglon[etlondo] > [etlond] > [edlond] > [edlonn] > [edlon] > [eglon]✧ PE17/141


  • egel ✧ PE17/140; PE17/141 (egel); PE17/141 (egel); PE17/142
  • egleðel ✧ PE17/140
  • egl ✧ PE17/140; PE17/142
  • eineðel ✧ PE17/141 (eineðel)
  • einar ✧ PE17/141 (einar)
  • egleđel ✧ PE17/141 (egleđel)
  • eglanar ✧ PE17/141 (eglanar)
  • eglon ✧ PE17/141; PE17/142; PE17/142; PE17/142
  • egol ✧ PE17/142
Sindarin [PE17/140; PE17/141; PE17/142] Group: Eldamo. Published by



(= person who is exiled) *Edledhron, pl. Edledhryn, coll. pl. Edledhronnath. Suggested Sindarin form of ”Noldorin” egledhron.


noun. exile


Sindarin Group: Eldamo - neologism/adaptations. Published by



pl. Edledhryn, coll. pl. Edledhronnath. Suggested Sindarin form of ”Noldorin” egledhron.


go into exile

(i edledh, in edledhir), pa.t. edlent or edledhas. (VT45:27; the ”Noldorin” forms have gl for Sindarin dl), also edledhia- (i edledhia, in edledhiar). Suggested Sindarin form of ”Noldorin” egledhia