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==Examples==
 
==Examples==
 
* [[Eärendil]]/[[Eärnil I|Eärnil]] = "Devoted to the [[Belegaer|Sea]]"
 
* [[Eärendil]]/[[Eärnil I|Eärnil]] = "Devoted to the [[Belegaer|Sea]]"
*[[Amandil]] = "Friend of [[Aman]]"
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*[[Tar-Amandil|Amandil]] = "Friend of [[Aman]]"
 
* [[Ornendil]] = "Friend of the [[Trees]]"
 
* [[Ornendil]] = "Friend of the [[Trees]]"
 
* [[Valandil of Númenor|Valandil]] = "Devoted to the [[Valar]]"
 
* [[Valandil of Númenor|Valandil]] = "Devoted to the [[Valar]]"

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-ndil, -nil, -dil is a Quenya suffix added to names to indicate friendship, love, or devotion to an object, idea, grouping, course, occupation or spirit (Ainur) to which one is devoted for its own sake[1]

Etymology

From the longer form -(n)dildo[2], from root NIL/NDIL.

nildo means "friend".

Examples

See also

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien, Humphrey Carpenter (ed.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 386
  2. Vinyar Tengwar 46 p.4