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Indo is a Quenya word for "the mind (in its purposing faculty) or will"[1].

More specifically, Indo has several meanings concerning the mind or the mood: "inner heart, mood", "state (of mind)"[2], "mind, region/range of thought" "inner thought, in fea as exhibited in character"[3], "resolve, will"[4].


Indo comes from Root ID[5], perhaps the Primitive Quendian form was *idnô



Other versions

In Tolkien's earlier Qenya, indo meant "house"[6]


  1. Vinyar Tengwar 41 p.17
  2. Vinyar Tengwar 39 p. 23
  3. Parma Eldalamberon 17 pp.155, 179, 189
  4. Vinyar Tengwar 41 p.13
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, The Etymologies p. 361
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One p.343