Q. Minardil m. “?Friend of the Tower”
25th king of Gondor (LotR/1038). The final element might be -(n)dil “-friend”, but the meaning of the initial element is unclear. There is possibility that it is a shortened form minas of minassë “tower”, possibly also appearing in the name of his son Minastan. In the phonetic development of Quenya, [s] before [d] would have been voiced to [z] which would then have developed into [r].
References ✧ LotRI; PMI; UTI
|minassë?||“fort, city (with a citadel and central watch tower)”|
|-(n)dil||“-friend, -lover; devotion, disinterested love”|