Neo-Sindarin Neologisms

Words in this section are neologisms (fan-invented words) for Neo-Sindarin. These words are listed here to make it easier to evaluate these words independently of words created by Tolkien. Many of these “neologisms” are actually Tolkien-invented words (or adaptations of such words) that have been updated to be more consistent with the later forms of his languages. The language of the original form is in brackets, for example: ᴺS. [N.] laug “warm” is an adaptation of Noldorin lhaug to be consistent with the phonology of Sindarin.

There can be considerable disagreement among fans of about the “right” way to add words into Tolkien’s langauges. However, some of these neologisms have gone through some kind of community vetting process and are more generally accepted. Unvetted words have an hourglass marker (⏳) indicating they are still waiting for community evaluation and general acceptance (and some of them may never be accepted). Where available, the creator of each word as well as the process used to vet the word (if any) is listed next to the neologism.


ᴺS. !abor n. “tomorrow, (lit.) after-day” [created by Fiona Jallings] ⇐ S. #ab + S. aur
ᴺS. [ᴱN.] adab- v. “to build, establish”
ᴺS. [N.] ^adlanna- v. “to slope, slant” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^adlant adj. “oblique, slanted” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^adlod adj. “sloping, tilted”
ᴺS. [G.] ^aebin n. “cherry (tree)” ⇐ √AYA(N) + pibin
ᴺS. !aeda- v. “to revere, worship” ⇐ √AYA(N) + ✶-tă
ᴺS. !aedaith n. “reverence, worship” ⇐ !aeda- + S. -th
ᴺS. [G.] ^aedh n. “nest”
ᴺS. [N.] ^aegas n. “mountain peak” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [G.] ^aen n. “god”
ᴺS. !Aeni n. “(female) angel” ⇐ √AYA(N)
ᴺS. !Aenu n. “(male) angel” ⇐ √AYA(N)
ᴺS. [G.] ^aevar n. “rookery, colony of birds” ⇐ S. aew + S. bar
ᴺS. [ᴱN.] aglann n. “ray of light”
ᴺS. [G.] ^agol n. “flash”
ᴺS. [G.] agreitha- v. “to despise, contemn”
ᴺS. [N.] ^aith n. “spear-point”
ᴺS. !alv n. “(good) luck, fortunate occurrence”
ᴺS. !alvar n. “fortune, blessedness”
ᴺS. [N.] ^andrann n. “cycle, age, (lit.) long cycle” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. !andrethui adj. “patient, long suffering” ⇐ S. andreth + S. -ui
ᴺS. !anoren adj. “sunny” ⇐ S. Anor + S. #-en¹
ᴺS. [N.] ^anu n. and adj. “male (person or animal)” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^apharch adj. “arid, very dry” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. !archadhu n. “throne” ⇐ S. ar(a)- + !hadhu
ᴺS. [ᴱN.] asg n. “bone; ⚠️[G.] stone of fruit”
ᴺS. !asgúlef adj. “equal, equivalent”
ᴺS. [S.] ast n. “light or heat of the sun, *warmth”
ᴺS. !authoth n. “army, (lit.) war host” ⇐ N. auth + S. hoth
ᴺS. !avaetha- v. “to ravish, seize (forcibly)”
ᴺS. !avnedhor n. “afternoon” ⇐ S. #ab + !nedhor
ᴺS. !balaen adj. “divine”
ᴺS. !banath n. “beauty” [created by Lokyt] ⇐ S. bain
ᴺS. !belegas n. “144, a gross; a great number” ⇐ S. beleg + S. #-as
ᴺS. [G.] ^beleitha- v. “to extol, magnify”
ᴺS. !bened n. “chin”
ᴺS. !best n. “marriage, matrimony, wedlock, ⚠️wedding” [created by Fiona Jallings]
ᴺS. !besta- v. “to wed, marry” [created by Fiona Jallings]
ᴺS. !bestad n. “wedding, (lit.) marrying” [created by VQP] ⇐ !besta- (gerund)
ᴺS. !besten adj. “wedded, married” ⇐ !best
ᴺS. [N.] ^boe [mb-] v. “I must” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] #^bond [mb-] adj. “snouted”
ᴺS. [ᴱN.] brond adj. “steadfast, faithful, firm, constant”
ᴺS. !bronnas adj. “steadfastness, constancy”brond
ᴺS. [N.] ^bund [mb-] n. “snout, nose, cape”
ᴺS. [N.] ^bŷr n. “follower, vassal” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^cadu adj. “shaped, formed” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^cae n. “earth” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^calph n. “water-vessel” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^camlann n. “palm of hand” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^cand adj. “bold” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^cefn adj. “of earth, earthen” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^celair adj. “brilliant” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. !celia- v. “to illuminate, light up; to illustrate”
ᴺS. !celias n. “(artificial) light, illumination” ⇐ !celia-
ᴺS. [Ilk.] ?celon n. “river”
ᴺS. [N.] ^celu n. “spring, source; ⚠️[G.] rill, stream, runlet” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^círbann n. “haven” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. !coltha- v. “to bear up; to weigh, balance it on scales; to be worth, value or be equivalent to; ⚠️to endure”
ᴺS. !cordh n. “sour, curdled”
ᴺS. [ᴱN.] ^cortha- n. “to turn sour, curdle, congeal”
ᴺS. [N.] ^coru adj. “cunning, wily” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^covn n. “empty, void”
ᴺS. [N.] ^†cund n. “prince” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [ᴱN.] cûr n. “cheese”
ᴺS. [N.] ^cúron n. “crescent moon” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^daer [nd-] n. “bridegroom” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [ᴱN.] ^dagras [nd-] n. “slaughter” ⇐ S. dagor + S. #-as
ᴺS. !danbed- v. “to answer” ⇐ S. dan + S. ped-
ᴺS. [S.] *dangweth- v. “to answer” ⇐ S. dangweth
ᴺS. [G.] #dannad n. “falling” ⇐ S. danna- (gerund)
ᴺS. !delch [nd-] adj. “dense”
ᴺS. [N.] ^delu adj. “hateful, deadly, fell” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [Ilk.] dem adj. “sad, gloomy” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [Ilk.] dim n. “gloom, sadness”
ᴺS. [G.] dod n. “berry”
ᴺS. [G.] dod- n. “to drop, ⚠️fall down”
ᴺS. [S.] dom adj. “blind”
ᴺS. [S.] doron n. “oak”
ᴺS. [N.] ^dovn adj. “gloomy”
ᴺS. [N.] ^dravn n. “hewn log”
ᴺS. [G.] ^dulth n. “supper, dinner” ⇐ ᴺ√^DULUTH
ᴺS. [G.] dultha- v. “to dine”
ᴺS. [N.] ^#duvu- v. “to lie heavy”
ᴺS. [N.] ^edinor n. “anniversery day” [vetted by HSD] ⇐ S. #ad- + S. #în¹ + S. aur
ᴺS. [N.] ^edledhia- v. “to go into exile” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^edledhron n. “exile” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^edrain n. “*(outer) border” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^eiliant n. “rainbow, (lit.) sky-bridge” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^elu adj. “(pale) blue” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. !enedhwad n. “middle-meal, lunch” ⇐ S. enedh + mâd
ᴺS. [S.] ^ethia- v. “to ease, assist” [created by Hialmr]
ᴺS. [N.] ^faeg adj. “mean, poor, bad” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. !faelas n. “fairness, equity” ⇐ S. fael²
ᴺS. [N.] ^fair adj. “right (hand)” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^fervain adj. “northern”
ᴺS. [G.] gach n. “cow”
ᴺS. [N.] ^gaer adj. “red, copper-coloured, ruddy” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^gaeruil n. “seaweed” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. !galleg n. “sprig, sapling” ⇐ S. galadh + S. -eg¹
ᴺS. [N.] ^galu n. “?increase, growth” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. !gauren adj. “made (by craft of hand), wrought, fashioned” ⇐ ᴹ√GAW + S. #-ren
ᴺS. !glassui adj. “joyful, happy” ⇐ N. glass
ᴺS. [N.] ^godref adv. “abreast; *together-through” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^†golu [ñg-] n. “lore”
ᴺS. [S.] ^govad- v. “to meet”
ᴺS. [N.] ^gwanu n. “death (act of dying)” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [G.] gwaren n. “family” ⇐ S. go- + ᴺ√^RE(N)D
ᴺS. [N.] ^gwelu n. “air (as a substance)” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [G.] ^gwennod n. “elder tree; elderberry, *(lit.) maiden berry” ⇐ S. gwend + dod
ᴺS. [G.] ^gwir- v. “to weave”
ᴺS. [G.] hadang n. “javelin, (lit.) hurling iron” ⇐ N. had- + S. ang
ᴺS. [N.] hadh- v. “to sit”
ᴺS. !hadhu n. “chair, seat”
ᴺS. [N.] ^hadlath n. “sling”
ᴺS. [N.] ^hair n. and adj. “left (hand)” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^hand adj. “intelligent”
ᴺS. [N.] ^haru n. “wound” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^harven n. “*south-region”
ᴺS. [N.] ^hethu adj. “foggy, obscure, vague” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^hithu n. “fog” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^hwand n. “sponge, fungus”
ᴺS. [N.] ^hwest n. “puff, breath, breeze” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^hwîn n. “giddyness, faintness” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^hwind n. “eddy” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^#hwinia- v. “to twirl, whirl, eddy” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^hwiniol adj. “whirling, giddy, mad, fantastic” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. hwinn n. “birch”
ᴺS. [G.] ^iada- v. “to join, connect, unite”
ᴺS. [S.] îd adv. “extremely, very”
ᴺS. [N.] ^idhor adj. “thoughtfulness” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^idhrinn n. “year, (lit.) *year-circle” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^inu adj. “female” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^lae n. “great number” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^laeg adj. “keen, sharp, acute” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^laes n. “babe” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^laew adj. “frequent, many” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^lagor adj. “swift, rapid” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^lain adj. “free(d)” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^lang n. “cutlass, sword” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^lant n. “clearing in the forest” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [ᴱN.] larf n. “fat, (fat) flesh”
ᴺS. [N.] lasbelin n. “leaf-fall, autumn” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^lath n. “thong of (?leather)” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^lathr(ad)a- v. “to listen in, eavesdrop” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^lathron n. “hearer, listener, eavesdropper” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^laug adj. “warm” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^laus n. “hair”
ᴺS. [N.] ^#lav- v. “to lick” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^lend adj. “tuneful, sweet” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^lethril n. “hearer, listener, eavesdropper (f.)” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^lhaew adj. “sick, sickly, ill” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^lhain adj. “lean, thin, meagre” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^lhê n. “fine thread, spider filament” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^lhind adj. “fine, slender” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^lhing n. “spider, spider’s web, cobweb” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^lhingril n. “spider” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^lhîw n. “sickness” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^lhoss n. “whispering or rustling sound” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. !lhossa- v. “to whisper”
ᴺS. [N.] ^lim n. “fish” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^limlug n. “fish-dragon, sea-serpent” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^limmid- v. “to moisten” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^limp adj. “wet” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^loch n. “ringlet” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^loda- v. “to float” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^lom adj. “weary” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^lorn adj. “asleep” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^loss n. “wilderness”
ᴺS. [N.] ^ n. “a time, occasion” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^lum n. “shade, *area with obscured light” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^lumren n. “shady” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^lunt n. “boat” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^lûr n. “slumber”
ᴺS. [N.] ^lûth n. “spell, charm” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^lútha- v. “to enchant” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [G.] mâd n. “meal”
ᴺS. !madui adj. “edible” ⇐ S. mad- + S. -ui
ᴺS. [N.] ^mae² adj. “soft, pliant”
ᴺS. [N.] ^maeas n. “dough”
ᴺS. *maeda- v. “to feed”
ᴺS. [N.] ^mael¹ n. “lust” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^mael² n. and adj. “stain; stained” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [ᴱN.] *maeligeb adj. “wealthy, rich” ⇐ S. maelig + S. -eb
ᴺS. [N.] ^maelui adj. “lustful” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^mâl n. “pollen, yellow powder”
ᴺS. [N.] ^malu adj. “fallow, pale” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. !mas adv. “where”
ᴺS. [N.] ^maw n. “soil, stain”
ᴺS. [N.] ^medli n. “bear, (lit.) honey-eater” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^medlin adj. “*bear-like” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^medlivorn n. “blackbear”
ᴺS. [N.] ^meren adj. “festive, gay, joyous”
ᴺS. [G.] mib n. “(little) kiss, peck”
ᴺS. !milv n. “greed”
ᴺS. [N.] ^minai adj. “single, distinct, unique” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [G.] ^mýtha- v. “to kiss, bill”
ᴺS. [N.] #^naegra- v. “to pain” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. !nedhor n. “mid-day, noon” ⇐ N. nedh- + S. aur
ᴺS. [N.] ^nedhu n. “bolster, cushion” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^nend adj. “watery”
ᴺS. [G.] adv. “once, at one time”
ᴺS. [G.] ^nigol n. “mouse, (lit.) small one”
ᴺS. [G.] ^nigren adj. “stealthy, (orig.) mouse-like” ⇐ ^nigol
ᴺS. [N.] ^nind adj. “slender” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [G.] ^nui prep. and adv. “before (of time); [G.] afterwards, again, later”
ᴺS. !nuir n. “yesterday” ⇐ ^nui
ᴺS. [N.] ^nŷw n. “noose, snare” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [G.] och n. “knee”
ᴺS. !oglad n. “week”
ᴺS. [G.] ^orth adj. “upper”
ᴺS. [N.] ^othlonn n. “paved way” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^othrad n. “street” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^paich n. “juice, syrup” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^pand n. “courtyard” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^pathu n. “level space, sward” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^penninor n. “full year (last day of year), *new year’s eve” [vetted by HSD] ⇐ S. #pant + S. #în¹ + S. aur
ᴺS. [G.] pibin n. “(small) berry, haw”
ᴺS. [G.] ^puida- n. “to wash, cleanse, soap”
ᴺS. [N.] ^raeg adj. “wrong” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^raew n. “fathom” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^rain¹ n. “border” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^rain² adj. “free”
ᴺS. [N.] ^ranc n. “arm” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^rand n. “cycle”
ᴺS. [N.] ^rasg n. “horn” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^raudh adj. “hollow, cavernous” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^raun adj. “errant” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^ravn n. “wing (horn), extended point at side”
ᴺS. [N.] ^raw n. “bank (especially of a river)” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^#redh- v. “to sow” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^rein n. “slot, spoor, track, footprint” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^rem adj. “frequent, numerous” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^rend adj. “circular” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^renia- v. “to stray, wander” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [G.] ^renn n. “cousin (m.), relative”
ᴺS. [G.] ress n. “cousin (f.), relative”
ᴺS. [N.] ^revia- v. “to fly, sail” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] rhaen adj. “crooked”
ᴺS. [N.] ^#rhib- v. “to scratch” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^rib- v. “to flow like a (?torrent)” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^rim n. “cold pool or lake (in mountains)” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^rîn adj. “crowned” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^rinc n. “twitch, jerk, sudden move; trick” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^rind n. “circle” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^ringorn n. “circle” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^#rista- v. “to cut; to rend, rip” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^#ritha- v. “to jerk, twitch, snatch” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^rîw n. “brink, brim” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^romru n. “sound of horns” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^†ross n. “polished metal” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] #rosta- v. “to hollow out, excavate”
ᴺS. [N.] ^† n. “loud sound, trumpet-sound” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^rui n. “hunt, hunting” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^rŷn n. “chaser, hound of chase” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. !sa prep. and adv. “beside, along side, next (to)”
ᴺS. [ᴱN.] ^saeb adj. “hungry”
ᴺS. [ᴱN.] ^saeth n. “hunger”
ᴺS. [G.] ^saetha- v. “to have hunger”
ᴺS. !saethon n. “hunger (great), famine” ⇐ ^saeth + S. -on²
ᴺS. [N.] ^sain adj. “new” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [G.] ^salch n. “green cut grass, ensilage, *fodder”
ᴺS. [G.] ^salcha- v. “to scythe or mow”
ᴺS. [N.] ^salph n. “broth” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [G.] ^sov- v. “to wash, bathe”
ᴺS. [N.] ^suil n. “goblet”
ᴺS. [N.] ^suith n. “draught” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [N.] ^talagan n. “harper” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. !talif n. “ankle” ⇐ S. tâl + S. #lif
ᴺS. [ᴱN.] ^tarph adj. “stale, dry (of foods)”
ᴺS. !telum n. “mushroom”
ᴺS. [Ilk.] ?thall adj. “steep, falling steeply (of river)”
ᴺS. [Ilk.] ?thalos n. “torrent”
ᴺS. [N.] ^thand adj. “firm, true, abiding”
ᴺS. [N.] ^thavn n. “post, wooden pillar”
ᴺS. !thornang n. “steel” ⇐ S. thorn¹ + S. ang
ᴺS. [N.] ^tond adj. “tall”
ᴺS. [N.] ^tovn adj. “lowlying, deep, low”
ᴺS. [N.] ^tund n. “hill, mound”
ᴺS. [N.] ?uilu n. “embers”
ᴺS. [N.] ^ulunn n. “monster, deformed and hideous creature” [vetted by HSD]
ᴺS. [G.] urna- v. “to blaze, burn”
ᴺS. !vina prep. “into” ⇐ S. vi + S. na¹