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The Sindarin dictionary project

Words -- so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them. [N. Hawthorne]

Our On-line dictionaries section (May 2008)


Sindarin is the language of the Grey Elves, invented by J.R.R. Tolkien and exemplified in his masterful epic story The Lord of the Rings.

This is the home page of the Sindarin dictionary project. The site currently hosts the following projects:

  • The Sindarin dictionary project per se, focussed at building a complete and reliable Sindarin lexicon in XML (TEI) format.
  • Dragon Flame, a freeware application for Microsoft Windows and Linux, embedding the Sindarin dictionary along with additional tools.
  • Hesperides, a freeware application for MacOS X, embedding the Sindarin dictionary tools.

The proper way to refer to this Sindarin dictionary, when you wish to quote it, is to call it Hiswelókë's Sindarin dictionary. As it is still an evolving work, it is also recommented to cite the edition and the lexicon's version (for instance, "edition 1.9, lexicon 0.995").

 Sindarin Lexikon

External links
 I lam Arth


Updated On-line dictionaries section. (May 2008)

Updated On-line dictionaries section. (Apr. 2007)

New On-line dictionaries section. (Jun. 2006)

Hesperides 1.2 for Mac OSX. (Dec. 2004)

Hesperides 1.1 for Mac OSX. (Sept. 2004)

Dragon Flame 2.0.1 for Linux. (July 2004)

Hesperides 1.0 for Mac OSX. (July 2004)

Dragon Flame 2.0 for Linux. (June 2004)

New web design for the Sindarin dictionary web site. (April 2004)

Dragon Flame 2.0 is available for download. (December 2003)

The Sindarin dictionary and Dragon Flame are brought to you by Hiswelókë and JRRVF, two companion web sites in French, devoted to JR.R. Tolkien's works. Visit our linguistic studies, geographical essays and mythological articles!