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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


  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