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SloganAn Elvish Lexicon
LanguageEnglish (Includes optional glosses in Russian and Polish)
OwnerPaul Strack
Launch date2008
(last version 0.7.8 generated in November 28, 2020)

Eldamo (Elvish Data Model), or An Elvish Lexicon, is a linguistic website launched in 2008, compiling a lexicon of Tolkien's invented languages. The website is maintained by Paul Strack.

The web does not work as a dictionary, but as a full lexicon that analyzes the conceptual development of Tolkien's languages through his lifetime. Therefore the invented languages are divided by three periods: Early (1910-1930), Middle (1930-1950) and Late (1950-1973). All references to the sources are given, specially The History of Middle-earth, Vinyar Tengwar and Parma Eldalamberon.

Currently is being developed a detailed index on Sindarin Grammar. Separately, a complete lexicon of Neo-Elvish is given, including all the vocabulary created by Helge Fauskanger for his New Testament in Neo-Quenya, or by the Parma Penyanë Quettaron, among others.

Its content is derived from an XML data model, which can be used freely in accordance with the Creative Commons license (with attribution).