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'''''-dil''''' or '''''-ndil''''' is a [[Quenya]] suffix added to names to indicated friendship, love, or devotion. For example, [[Elendil]] = "Devoted to the Stars".
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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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Examples:
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* [[Eärendil the Mariner|Eärendil]] = "Devoted to the [[Belegaer|Sea]]"
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* [[Elendil]] = "Devoted to the [[Stars]]"
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* [[Valandil]] = "Devoted to the [[Valar]]"
  
 
== Reference ==
 
== Reference ==
 
* ''[[The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth]]'' by [[Ruth S. Noel]]
 
* ''[[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]]

Revision as of 17:53, 12 June 2006

-dil or -ndil is a Quenya suffix added to names to indicate friendship, love, or devotion to an object, idea, grouping, or spirit (Ainur).

Examples:

Reference