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Indo

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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].

Etymology

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

Examples

Cognates

Other versions

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

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Notes on Óre" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 41, July 2000, p.17
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Ósanwe-kenta: 'Enquiry into the Communication of Thought'" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 39, July 1998, p. 23
  3. Parma Eldalamberon 17 pp.155, 179, 189
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Notes on Óre" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 41, July 2000, 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