Sindarin Sentient Creatures, Tribes, and Nationalities

Here’s a list of words for sentient things capable of speech. 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
Class
A group of [noun]-people
Collective
All [noun]s

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Singular Plural Class Collective

Elf

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

Human

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

Dwarf

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

Deity

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

Other Allies

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

Demon

Raug Roeg Rogrim Rogath
Balrog
Balrog Belroeg Balrogrim Balrogath
“Powerful Demon”
Dragon
Lhûg Lhuig Lhúgrim Lhúgath
also means “serpent”
Amlug Emluig Amlugrim Amlugath
“Higher Serpent”

Other Enemies

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

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