Sindarin Sentient Creatures, Tribes, and Nationalities

Here's a list of words for sentient things capable of speech. I've organized them by number.

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

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

A quick set of definitions of the grammatical terms:

Singular
One [noun]
Plural
More than two [noun]s
Class
A group of [noun]-people
Collective
All [noun]s
Singular Plural Class Collective

Elf

"Marcher", used by the Sindar as a generic term for Elves.
Edhel Edhil Elrim Ellath
Female Elf
Elleth Ellith
Male Elf
Ellon Ellyn (G. Ellen)
"Elf" used by the Noldor, and the Sindar use it to refer to the Noldor
Eledh Elidh Eledhrim Eledhath
"Female Elf" used by the Sindar to refer to the Noldor
Eledhes Eledhis
"Male Elf" used by the Sindar to refer to the Noldor
Eledhon Eledhyn
Elf from Aman
"Light Elf" a civilized Elf, including the Noldor and Sindar, and excluding the Greenelves, Nandor, and Avari.
Calben Celbin
"Away-Elf" a Middle-earth Elf term for the Elves that left Middle-earth to go to Aman
Ódhel Ódhil Ódhellim Ódhellath
"Departed Elf" a Middle-earth Elf term for the Elves that left Middle-earth to go to Aman
Gwanwel Gwenwil Gwanwelrim Gwanwellath
"Flame-eyed One" a term used by the Elves in Beleriand for the mysterious Noldor that arrived
Lachend Lechind
Vanyarin Elf
"First Elf", one of the Vanyar.
Miniel Minil Minielrim Miniellath
Noldorin Elf
"Noldo" a Sindarinization of the Noldor's term for themselves
Noll Nollir Nolrim Nollath
"Stranger" a Sindarin term for the Noldor
Egel Egil/Eglir Egelrim Eglath
"Wise One" a Sindarin term for the Noldor, based on their ancient term for themselves. The Noldor didn't use this term for themselves.
Golodh Gelydh (G. Geledh) Golodhrim Golodhath
A blend of "Golodh" and "Ódhel". The Noldor used this term for themselves.
Gódhel Gódhil Gódhellim Gódhellath
Elf not from Aman
"Dark Elf" an uncivilized elf. Refers to the Nandor, Greenelves, and Avari.
Morben Merbin
"Dark Elf" an uncivilized elf. Refers to the Nandor, Greenelves, and Avari.
Mornedhel Mernedhil Mornelrim Mornellath
"Refuser", an elf who refused to make the journey from Cuiviénen
Avar Evair Avarrim Avarath
"Forsaken One", a term for the Elves who stayed behind in Beleriand instead of going to Aman. Often refers to Círdan's folk.
Eglan Eglain Eglarim Eglanath
"West Elf" term for both the Noldor and Sindar living in Beleriand
Dúnedhel Dúnedhil Dúnelrim Dúnellath
Telerin Elf
"Hindmost One" a Noldorin word for the 3rd tribe of elves
Teler Telir Telerrim Telerath
"Singer-Elf" the Teleri's name for themselves
Glinnel Glinnil Glinnelrim Glinnellath
"Grey One" term used by the Noldor, referring to the name of their leader, Elu Thingol
Thend Thennir Thendrim Thennath
"Elu's Folk" term for the followers of Elu Thingol
Elu-'waith
"Shore-Folk" term for the Elves of Beleriand who lived on the shores of the ocean
Falathrim
"Fence-Folk" term for the Elves living inside Doriath
Iathrim
"Grey-Folk" term for the Elves living in the far North
Mithrim
"Elf of Lindon" based on their term for themselves.
Lindel/Lindedhel Lindil/Lindedhil Lindelrim Lindellath
"Green Elf" Elves from Lindon who are clad in green and brown, an outsiders' term for them. This term could also be used on the Elves of Mirkwood, but not by them.
Laegel Laegil Laegelrim/Laegrim Laegellath/Laegath
"Back-turner" used by the Noldor for those who didn't finish the journey to Aman
Dân Dain Dadhrim Danath
"Back-turner" used by the Noldor for those who didn't finish the journey to Aman
Dand Daind/Dennir Dandrim Dannath
"Back-turned Folk" used by the Noldor for those who didn't finish the journey to Aman
Danwaith
"Denweg's Folk" based on the name of the Nandor's leader, Denweg. A much more polite term for them.
Denwaith
"Tree Elf" a term for the Elves of Lothlórien, and a pun based on their leader’s name, Galadriel.
Galadhel Geledhil Galadhrim Galadhath
"Forest Folk" a term for Woodelves. It applies to the Elves of Lothlórien and Mirkwood.
Tawarwaith

Human

Adan Edain Adadhrim (D. Adanrim) Adanath
"After-born" those born after the Elves
Abonnen (W. Abonthen) Ebennin (W. Ebenthin) Abonnedhrim (D. Abonnenrim) (W. Abonthedhrim) Abonnenath (W. Abonthenath)
"Follower" of the Elves
Echil Echil Echilrim Echillath
"Follower" of the Elves
Aphadon Ephedyn (G. Epheden) Aphadondrim Aphadonnath
"Mortal"
Fair Fîr Feirrim Firiath
"Female Mortal"
Firiel Firil Firiellim Firiellath
"Male Mortal"
Firion Firyn (G. Firien) Firiondrim Firionnath
Númenórean
"West Man"
Dúnadan Dúnedain Dúnadadhrim Dúnadanath
Men of the North
"Snow Horde" a rude term for the humans living in the far north.
Lossoth
"North-Folk" a non-rude term for the humans living in the far north.
Forodwaith
"North-Folk" a non-rude term for the humans living in the far north.
Forodrim
Men of the South
"South-Folk"
Haradrim
Men of Rohan
"Horse Lord" the Gondorians' term for them.
Rohir Rehir Rohirrim Rohirath
Woodwose
Based off their own word for themselves, Drughu.
Drû Drui Drúrim Drúath
Based on their own word for themsevlves, Drughu.
Drûg Druig Drúgrim Drúgath
"Drû-human"
Drúadan Drúedain Drúadadhrim (D. Drúadanrim) Drúadanath
"Wild One" a word used by Elves to describe uncivilized humans.
Rhavan Rhevain Rhavadhrim (D. Rhavanrim) Rhavanath
People of Dunland
"Shadowy Folk"
Gwathuirim

Dwarf

Dwarf, based on the Dwarves' own term for themselves
Hadhod Hedhyd (G. Hedhed) Hadhodrim Hadhodath
"Stunted Folk" a rude term used by Elves
Naugrim
"Short One" a rude term used by Elves
Naugol Nauglir Naugollim Nauglath
"Short One" a rude term used by Elves
Nawag Newaig Nawagrim Nawagath
"Short One" a rude term used by Elves
Nogoth Negyth Nogothrim Nogath
"Thrawn Horde" a slightly less rude term used by the Elves for Dwarves
Nornhoth
"Thrawn Folk" a non-rude term used by the Elves for Dwarves
Nornwaith
"Long-beard"
Anfang Enfeng Anfangrim Anfangath
Petty Dwarf
"Two footed creature" the Elves' word for Petty dwarves from before they knew these were Dwarves.
Lavan Tad-dail Levain Tad-dail
"Bi-ped" a shortened version of "Lavan Tad-dail"
Tad-dail
"Little Dwarf" a very rude term
Nogotheg Negethig
"Tiny Dwarf" a very rude term
Nogoth Niben Negyth Nibin (G. Negeth Nibin)
"Little Dwarf" a very rude term
Noged Nogid

Deity

"Exalted One" a Middle-earth Elf term for an Ainu
Rodon Redyn (G. Reden) Rodondrim Rodonnath
Vala
"Power"
Balan Belain Baladhrim (D. Balanrim) Balanath
Wizard
"Knower" [masculine]
Ithron Ithryn (G. Ithren) Ithrondrim Ithronnath
"Skill-man"
Curunír Curunír Curunirrim Curunirath

Other Allies

Ent
Onod Enyd (G. Ened) Onodrim Onodath
Hobbit
Perian Periain Periandrim Periannath
"Half Tall"

Demon

Raug Roeg Rogrim Rogath
"Powerful Demon"
Balrog
Balrog Belroeg Balrogrim Balrogath
Dragon
also means "serpent"
Lhûg Lhuig Lhúgrim Lhúgath
"Higher Serpent", which is a more specific term for a dragon.
Amlug Emluig Amlugrim Amlugath

Other Enemies

Orc
Orch (G. Orc) Yrch (G. Erc) Orchrim (G. Orcrim) Orchath (G. Orhath)
"Babbling One" an Elven term for orcs.
Glamog Glam Glamrim Glamhoth
Troll
used for any unknown, scary creature.
Torog Teryg (G. Tereg) Torogrim Torogath
Bogey
Urug Yryg (G. Irig) Urugrim Urugath