Sindarin Gender-Words

Unfortunately, Tolkien’s elves don’t have a notion of gender beyond male/female. Here’s a list of words that they do have.

These words are the same in all Sindarin dialects unless otherwise marked:

  • Gondorian Dialect: (G. parentheses)
  • Doriathren Dialect: (D. parentheses)
Singular Plural

Female (adjective)

inu iny (D. inu) (G. ini)


dess diss


sell sill
iell ill
gwend gwind

Teen Girl

neth nith

Male (adjective)

anu eny (D. enu) (G. eni)


dîr dîr


iôn ŷn (G. iên)
iond ynd (G. iend)

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