The quickest way to find what you're looking for is just to use the site search feature. If you're searching for an accented name, you don't need to worry about the accents, so (for example) if you want to find the entry for Eárrámë, just search for 'earrame'.
You'll also find the entries on the site arranged in indexes, both alphabetically and broken down by subject matter: races, places and other miscellaneous categories.
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Years are shown preceded by their Age in Roman numerals (for example, III 2941 represents the year 2941
of the Third Age - the year in which The Hobbit is set). Dates like this
are always connected to the interactive Chronicle of Arda: click on a date to
see the events of the century around it. There is no definitive chronology of the First Age,
so years are extrapolated from events within the Silmarillion, supplemented by other sources - see the entry for
'First Age' for more details.
Where possible, pronunciation guides represent the sounds of a name as it would be rendered in natural English. There are
a few exceptions (such as ch or y) where the sounds required don't exist in English, and in this case, further
explanation is provided. Stress is shown by the use of a stress-mark (') after the stressed vowel sound.
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