Sindarin Family-Words

This is a list of words for various familial relationships. I’ve organized them by the relationship and by number. Gondorian’s plurals are often different, and they are in (G. parentheses). The dialect of Doriath often has slightly different words for things, and they will be marked with (D. parentheses). The Woodelven dialect is marked with (W. parentheses).

A quick set of definitions of the grammatical terms:

Singular
One [noun]
Plural
More than one [noun]s
Diminutive
The cutesy version of the word, like saying “my son” (when addressing someone, not when describing your relationship to them, like in “This is my son.”) or “sonny” or “my little boy” in English. I’ve listed Diminutive versions of each words at the end of their sections.
Singular Plural

Family

noss nyss (G. ness)

Relative

gwanur gwenuir

Mother

naneth nenith
emel emil
emil emil
odhril (D. onril) edhril (D. enril)
Mommy: nana, emig

Father

adar edair
odhron (D. onron) edhryn (D. enryn) (G. edhren)
Daddy: ada, atheg

Daughter

sell sill
iell ill
My daughter: sellig, iellig

Son

iôn ŷn (G. iên)
iond ynd (G. iend)
My son: ioneg, ionneg

Child

hên hîn
My child: henig

Baby

laes (W. lês) laes (W. lês)
Little baby: gwinig

Twin

gwanunig gwanûn

Sister

muinthel muintheli
thêl theli
neth nith
nîth nîth
Sis: thelig, nethig, nithig

Brother

muindor muindyr (G. muinder)
tôr tŷr (G. têr)
hanar henair
hawn hoen
Bro: toreg, honeg, hanareg

Wife

bess biss
herves hervis
Dear wife/Honey: bessig

Husband

benn binn
herven hervin
Hubby: bennig

Bride

dîs dîs

Bridegroom

daer (W. dêr) daer (W. dêr)

Heir

hîl hîl

Successor

dyr (G. dîr) dyr (G. dîr)

Sworn Sister

gwathel gwetheli

Sworn Brother

gwador gwedyr (G. gweder)

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