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''[[nildo]]'' means "friend".
 
''[[nildo]]'' means "friend".
 
==Examples==
 
==Examples==
* [[Eärendil]]/[[Eärnil I|Eärnil]] = "Devoted to the [[Belegaer|Sea]]"
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* [[Eärendil]]/[[Eärnil]] = "Devoted to the [[Belegaer|Sea]]"
 
*[[Tar-Amandil|Amandil]] = "Friend of [[Aman]]"
 
*[[Tar-Amandil|Amandil]] = "Friend of [[Aman]]"
 
* [[Ornendil]] = "Friend of the [[Trees]]"
 
* [[Ornendil]] = "Friend of the [[Trees]]"
* [[Valandil (Lord of Andúnië)|Valandil]] = "Devoted to the [[Valar]]"
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* [[Valandil]] = "Devoted to the [[Valar]]"
 
* [[Elendil]] = "Friend of the stars", also understood as "[[Elf-friend]]"
 
* [[Elendil]] = "Friend of the stars", also understood as "[[Elf-friend]]"
 
* *[[Vardilme]] = Possibly female form meaning "Friend of [[Varda]]"
 
* *[[Vardilme]] = Possibly female form meaning "Friend of [[Varda]]"
* It also appears in [[Sindarin]] ''[[Edennil]]''
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* It also appears in [[Sindarin]] ''[[Edennil]]'' (adan) and ''[[Enerdhil]]'' (anar)
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 19:39, 29 May 2012

-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, Number 46, July 2004, p.4