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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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'''''-dil''''' or '''''-ndil''''' 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>{{HM|L}}, [[Letter 386]]</ref>
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==Etymology==
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From the longer form -(n)dildo<ref>[[Vinyar Tengwar 46]] p.4</ref>, from [[root]] [[NIL]]/[[NDIL]].
  
Examples:
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''[[nildo]]'' means "friend".
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==Examples==
 
* [[Eärendil the Mariner|Eärendil]] = "Devoted to the [[Belegaer|Sea]]"
 
* [[Eärendil the Mariner|Eärendil]] = "Devoted to the [[Belegaer|Sea]]"
 
* [[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]]"
 
* [[Elendil]] = "Friend of the [[Elves]]"
 
* [[Elendil]] = "Friend of the [[Elves]]"
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* *[[Vardilme]] = Possibly female form meaning "Friend of [[Varda]]"
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==See also==
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*''[[nildo]]''
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{{references}}
  
== References ==
 
* ''[[The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth]]'' by [[Ruth S. Noel]]
 
* [http://www.uib.no/People/hnohf/qlist.htm Quenya Corpus Wordlist] edited by [[Helge Kåre Fauskanger]]
 
  
 
[[Category: Quenya affixes]]
 
[[Category: Quenya affixes]]

Revision as of 13:10, 27 February 2010

-dil or -ndil 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]

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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