Q. sinda [þ], adj. “grey”

The best known Quenya word for “grey” and an element in a number of names. It is also used as a noun Sinda “Grey Elf”. Tolkien sometimes used a variant form sindë, but the form sinda is more recognizable.

References ✧ PE17/072.2803; PE17/072.3302; PE17/072.3504; PE17/117.2307; SA/thin(d).006

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Q. sindë (sindi-) [þ], adj. “grey, pale or silvery grey”

An earlier form of the Quenya adjective for “grey”, first appearing in the Etymologies (Ety/THIN). It appears in some later writings as well, notably on WJ/384, and possibly remains a valid variant of the better-known sinda. However, I think it is more likely that Tolkien replaced earlier sindë with sinda. For example, Tolkien changed the Quenya name of Thingol “Grey-cloak” from Sindicollo (with sindë as an element) to Sindacollo (with sinda as an element) @@@.

References ✧ PE17/141.3508; WJ/384.1711

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ᴹQ. sinde (sindi-) [þ] adj. “grey, pale”

Reference ✧ Ety/THIN.009 ✧ “grey, pale”

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