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Sindarin[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

tîn (also appearing as tin and tĭn) is a Sindarin word meaning "spark, sparkle (esp. used of the twinkle of stars)" or "spark, star".[1]

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Adjective[edit | edit source]

tîn (or tínen) is a Sindarin word meaning "silent, quiet".[2]

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Neo-Sindarin[edit | edit source]

The unattested form tîn is commonly held to mean "his (of nonsubject)" in Neo-Sindarin, related to dîn and în.[3][4]


  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. 39, 66
  2. 2.0 2.1 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. 551
  3. David Salo (2004), A Gateway to Sindarin, p. 325
  4. Didier Willis, Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary at Jrrvf.com (accessed 20 July 2011)