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Q. meneldil n. “astronomer, *(lit.) lover of the heavens” (Category: Star)

Q. meneldil, n. “astronomer, *(lit.) lover of the heavens” (Category: Star)

A term for “astronomer” appearing in a 1967 letter to Mr. Rang, a combination of the word Q. menel “the heavens” with the suffix -(n)dil “-lover”, so more literally “*lover of the heavens” (though specifically “love” as in “deep interest in”). It also appeared as the proper name Q. Meneldil, the third king of Gondor (LotR/1038).

Reference ✧ Let/386 ✧ Meneldil “astronomer”


menel “the heavens, firmament, sky”
-(n)dil “-friend, -lover; devotion, disinterested love” ✧ Let/386 (ndil)

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