Welcome to the beginnings of a
Tolkien Glossary

In many projects within the Digital Tolkien Project it will be helpful to have word-level information. This includes frequency, lemmatization, etymology, part-of-speech, grammatical role, semantic classification, collocations, speaker, and more. The goal of the Tolkien Glossary is to provide a database of this information, easily browseable on the web, and usable in text analysis projects.

This site is highly experimental and not yet ready for public consumption but you can check out the existing Tags or try looking up a word in box above.

Lots more coming in the weeks ahead, but remember:

“We have a long way to go, and there is time ahead for thought. It is something to have started.”

— Treebeard, LR 3.04.181

If you have suggestions, including new tags to classify words with (and especially if you are willing to help with the tagging), please join our Discord.