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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]


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

nildo means "friend".


See also


  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