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Sindarin[edit | edit source]

penn, or pend, is a Sindarin word meaning "slope". The plural form of penn is pinn or pind. The collective plural form is pennath (cf. -ath). A variant (dialectical or Númenórean Sindarin) plural form is pinnath.[1][2]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Noldorin[edit | edit source]

penn, or pend, is a Noldorin word meaning "declivity".[3]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word derives from root PEN, PÉNED.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), pp. 24, 173
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Unfinished index for The Lord of the Rings", in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 525
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies", p. 380