Quenya zR5Ì#

-ndil

suffix. -friend, -lover

[Let/386.3204] Group: Eldamo. Published by

-ndil

friend

-ndil (also -dil) ending occurring in many names, like Amandil, Eärendil; it implies devotion or disinterested love and may be translated "friend" (SA:(noun)dil); this ending is "describing the attitude of one to a person, thing, course or occupation to which one is devoted for its own sake" (Letters:386). Compare -ndur. It is unclear whether the names derived with the ending -ndil are necessarily masculine, though we have no certain example of a woman's name in -ndil; the name Vardilmë (q.v.) may suggest that the corresponding feminine ending is -(n)dilmë.

-dil

-wine

-dil, -ndil, ending that Tolkien likened to Old English "-wine", sc. "-friend" as part of names, e.g. Elendil, Eärendil (NIL/NDIL); see the entry -ndil. Also long -dildo (VT46:4), and possibly -(n)dilmë as the corresponding feminine form (see Vardilmë).

-nil

-wine

-nil, final element in compounds, similar in meaning to Old English "-wine", sc. "-friend" as an element in names (NIL/NDIL). Also long -nildo (VT46:4). Variant of -ndil. In Eärnil, contraction of Earendil.

Urundil

copper-lover

Urundil masc. name, "copper-lover" (PM:365); this may suggest #urun as one word for "copper", unless this is the ending -ndil "friend, lover" suffixed to #uru- as a reduced form of urus, q.v.

urundil

masculine name. copper-lover

An early sobriquet of the father of Nerdanel, more widely known than his given name Sarmo (PM/366). This name is a compound of the root √URUN “copper” and the suffix -(n)dil “-friend, -lover”. In later writings, Tolkien changed his given name from Sarmo to Mahtan, so perhaps this sobriquet no longer applied.

Elements

WordGlossSource
URUNcopperPM/366.2002
-(n)dil-friendPM/366.0204-1

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Nolondil

friend of lore/knowledge

Nolondil (ñ?)masc. name, perhaps "friend of lore/knowledge", the initial element nolo- reflecting the root ÑGOL having to do with knowledge (cf. nolo- in Nolofinwë) + -ndil "friend" (UT:210)

-ndur

friend

-ndur (also -dur), ending in some names, like Eärendur; as noted by Christopher Tolkien in the Silmarillion Appendix it has much the same meaning as -ndil "friend"; yet -ndur properly means "servant of" (SA:(noun)dil), "as one serves a legitimate master: cf. Q. arandil king's friend, royalist, beside arandur 'king's servant, minister'. But these often coincide: e.g. Sam's relation to Frodo can be viewed either as in status -ndur, in spirit -ndil." (Letters:286)

nildo

friend

nildo noun "friend" (apparently masc.; contrast nildë) (NIL/NDIL)

nildë

friend

nildë noun "friend" (fem.) (NIL/NDIL)

nilmo

noun. friend

nilmo

friend

nilmo noun "friend" (apparently masc.) (NIL/NDIL)

mámandil

masculine name. sheep-friend

A name assumed by Hallacar while he was courting Ancalimë in the guise of a shepherd (UTI/209). It seems to be a compound of máma “sheep” and the suffix -(n)dil “friend”.

Elements

WordGlossSource
mámamáma-
-(n)dil-friend-

[UTI/Mámandil.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by

mámandil

sheep-friend

mámandil noun *"sheep-friend" (máma + -ndil), i.e. "shepherd"? (UT:209)

Vardilmë

varda-friend; one devoted to varda

Vardilmë, fem. name (UT:210), perhaps *"Varda-friend; one devoted to Varda" (if so this would be a contraction of *Vardandilmë, with -(n)dilmë as the feminine form of -ndil "friend")

sondo

friend

[sondo noun "friend" (VT46:15)]

-ser

suffix. friend

-ser

friend

-ser noun "friend" (SER)

heldo

friend

[heldo, also helmo, fem. heldë, noun "friend" (VT46:3)]

meldë

friend

#meldë noun "friend", feminine (meldenya "my friend" in the Elaine inscription [VT49:40], Tolkien referring to Elaine Griffiths). Compare meldo.

málo

noun. comrade, friend

[PE18/096.1502] Group: Eldamo. Published by

málo

noun. friend

friend, comrade

[PE 18:46 PE 18:96] Group: Mellonath Daeron. Published by

málo

friend

málo noun "friend" (MEL, VT49:22)

sermo

friend

sermo noun "friend" (evidently masc., since sermë is stated to be fem.) (SER)

sermë

friend

sermë noun "friend" (fem.) (SER)

seron

noun. friend

seron

friend

seron noun "friend" (SER)

meldo

friend, lover

meldo noun "friend, lover". _(VT45:34, quoting a deleted entry in the Etymologies, but cf. the pl. #_meldor in Eldameldor "Elf-lovers", WJ:412) **Meldonya *"my friend" (VT49:38, 40). It may be that meldo is the distinctly masculine form, corresponding to feminine #meldë** (q.v.)

meldo

noun. lover, friend

Imported inflections

WordFormGlossSource
meldonya1st-sg-poss*my friendVT49/40.0401
meldorplurallovers, friendsWJ/412.2406

Element in: Q. Eldameldor

[VT49/40.0401; WJ/412.2406] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Sindarin iT2#7T5

mellon

noun. friend

[Ety/372, LotR/II:IV, SD/129-31, Letters/424] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

mellon

noun. friend

_ n. _friend. Pedo mellon a minno! 'Say friend and enter'. 

[(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:41] < _melnā_ < MEL love. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

mellon

noun. friend

Imported inflections

WordFormGlossSource
mellynplurallovers, friendsPE17/097.2001; WJ/412.2407
mhellynsoft-mutation pluralfriendsSD/129.0310
vellynsoft-mutation pluralloversWJ/412.2407

[Let/424.3602; LotR/0305.0503; PE17/041.0502; SA/mel.018; VT44/26.1103; LotR/0308.1302; LotRI/Mellon.001; PE17/097.2001; WJ/412.2407; SD/129.0310; WJ/412.2005-2; PE17/097.2001|WJ/412.2407] Group: Eldamo. Published by

-dil

suffix. friend

Element in: S. Edennil, S. Gaerdil, S. Gelennil

[PE17/027.2411-2] Group: Eldamo. Published by

mellon

friend

1) (masc.) mellon (i vellon) (lover), pl. mellyn (i mellyn), coll. pl. mellonnath. Also meldir (i veldir), no distinct pl. form except with article (i meldir). Also seron (i heron, o seron), pl. seryn (i seryn), coll. pl. seronnath. 2) (fem.) meldis (i veldis), no distinct pl. form except with article (i meldis), coll. pl. meldissath.

Adûnaic

nimruzîr

noun. elf-friend

A noun meaning “Elf-friend”, attested only in the (subjective) plural form Nimruzîrim (PM/151). It is identical to the Adûnaic name Nimruzîr of Q. Elendil, which had the same meaning.

Conceptual Development: An earlier name for the faithful Númenóreans was Avaltiri (SD/347).

Elements

WordGlossSource
NimirElf-
zîr-to love-

Imported inflections

WordFormGlossSource
Nimruzîrimplural subjectiveElf-friendsPM/151.0105; PMI/Nimruzîrim.001

[PM/151.0105; PMI/Nimruzîrim.001; PM/151.0105|PMI/Nimruzîrim.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Noldorin 5^mY7T5

mellon

noun. (friend), lover, friend

Elements

WordGlossSource
melldearEty/MEL.033
-(r)onagental suffixEty/MEL.035-2

Imported inflections

WordFormGlossSource
MellynpluralfriendsRS/452.2212; RSI/Mellyn.001; TI/181.3408

[Ety/MEL.035; EtyAC/MEL.068; TI/182.1706; TI/181.3408; RS/452.2212; RSI/Mellyn.001; TI/181.3502; RS/452.2212|RSI/Mellyn.001|TI/181.3408] Group: Eldamo. Published by

thond

noun. friend

Imported inflections

WordFormGlossSource
-thonsuffixfriendEtyAC/SON.020

Element in: N. Elethon, N. Manathon

[EtyAC/SON.021; EtyAC/SON.020] Group: Eldamo. Published by

elf

noun. friend

[EtyAC/ÑEL.041] Group: Eldamo. Published by

meldir

noun. friend

[Ety/372] mell+dîr. Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

meldis

noun. friend

[Ety/372] mell+dîs. Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

mellon

noun. friend

[Ety/372, LotR/II:IV, SD/129-31, Letters/424] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

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Primitive elvish

melnā

noun. friend

[PE17/041.0504] Group: Eldamo. Published by

mālō

noun. friend

Qenya zR5Ì#

nilmo

noun. friend

[Ety/NIL.010] Group: Eldamo. Published by

-el

suffix. friend

Element in: MQ. Aláriel, MQ. Elériel

[EtyAC/ÑEL.021] Group: Eldamo. Published by

sondo

noun. friend

[EtyAC/SON.017] Group: Eldamo. Published by

-ser

suffix. friend

Element in: MQ. Elesser

[Ety/SER.011] Group: Eldamo. Published by

helde

noun. friend

[EtyAC/ÑEL.012] Group: Eldamo. Published by

heldo

noun. friend

[EtyAC/ÑEL.011] Group: Eldamo. Published by

helmo

noun. friend

[EtyAC/ÑEL.014] Group: Eldamo. Published by

málo

noun. friend

[Ety/MEL.029] Group: Eldamo. Published by

seron

noun. friend

[Ety/SER.018] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Middle Primitive Elvish

mālō

noun. friend

[Ety/MEL.026] Group: Eldamo. Published by

yel

root. friend

[Ety/YEL.041] Group: Eldamo. Published by

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