in reply to Re: Name Space
in thread Name Space

Are you sure of Erudil's etymology?
I have The Languages of Tolkien's Middle Earth by Ruth Noel, Houghton Mifflin Company. This book contains an English-to-Elvish glossary. This glossary contains no entry for "servant". On the other hand, page 81, there is the entry:

friend (n)dil, (n)dur, nil, nur, S mellon.

So I think Erudil is rather God's friend, not His servant. The meaning is rather different.

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Re: Re: Re: Name Space
by japhy (Canon) on Dec 11, 2001 at 05:12 UTC
    The meaning is more familial than "servant", but the suffix (n)dil implies strong devotion. I have the Silmarillion backing me on this one. It's somewhere between "friend" and "servant"... a word that escapes me at the moment.

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