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. I’ve organized them 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 two [noun]s
Dual
Two [noun]s. This plural is only used in Doriath.
Singular Plural Doriath-Dual

Female (adjective)

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

Woman

dist
dess diss dessad

Girl

sell sill selled
iell ill ielled
gwend gwind gwenned

Teen Girl

neth nith nethad

Male (adjective)

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

Man

dîr dîr dirth

Boy

iôn ŷn (G. iên) iont
iond ynd (G. iend) ionnod

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