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-dô is one of the (usually agental) suffixes of Primitive Elvish. It is mostly seen with stems ending in N.

The female counterpart is -dê


[edit] Etymology

It contains the male ending . It is perhaps related to the extended ending -ondô (q.v.)

[edit] Derivatives

The Quenya ending -ndo[1] is possibly a derivative of this ending.

[edit] Examples

[edit] Words that do NOT contain -dô

The following are rather results of fortification of N > ND

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson) p.58
  2. Vinyar Tengwar, Number 39, July 1998 p.9