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'''''-dil''''' or '''''-ndil''''' is a [[Quenya]] suffix added to names to indicate friendship, love, or devotion to an object, idea, grouping, or spirit ([[Ainur]]).
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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<ref>{{L|296}}</ref>
  
Examples:
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==Etymology==
* [[Eärendil the Mariner|Eärendil]] = "Devoted to the [[Belegaer|Sea]]"
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From the longer form -(n)dildo<ref>{{VT|46}}, p.4</ref>, from [[Sundocarmë|Root]] [[NIL]]/[[NDIL]].<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, '''NIL/NDIL'''</ref>
* [[Ornendil]] = "Friend of the Trees"
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* [[Valandil]] = "Devoted to the [[Valar]]"
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== References ==
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''[[nildo]]'' means "friend".
* ''[[The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth]]'' by [[Ruth S. Noel]]
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* [http://www.uib.no/People/hnohf/qlist.htm Quenya Corpus Wordlist] edited by [[Helge Kåre Fauskanger]]
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==Examples==
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* [[Eärendil]]/[[Eärnil]] = "Devoted to the [[Belegaer|Sea]]"
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*[[Tar-Amandil|Amandil]] = "Friend of [[Aman]]"
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* [[Ornendil]] = "Friend of the [[Trees]]"
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* [[Valandil]] = "Devoted to the [[Valar]]"
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* [[Elendil]] = "Friend of the stars", also understood as "[[Elf-friend]]"
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* *[[Vardilme]] = Possibly female form meaning "Friend of [[Varda]]"
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* It also appears in [[Sindarin]] ''[[Edennil]]'' (adan) and ''[[Enerdhil]]'' (anar)
  
[[Category: Quenya words]]
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==See also==
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*''[[nildo]]''
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*''[[-ndur]]''
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Revision as of 18:21, 21 October 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.[3]

nildo means "friend".

Examples

See also

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 296, (dated 21 July 1967)
  2. Vinyar Tengwar, Number 46, July 2004, p.4
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", NIL/NDIL