Game-Inspired Hylian Words
The word in the header is eldin, from the name of Din the goddess in the games.
eld /eld/, noun, fourth declension, back-formation from eldin by analogy to far, faron. 1 red, orange, and similar hues. 2 (when contrasting with other red-adjacent colors) red.
eldin /ˈeldin/, adjective, n-final declension, etymology unclear but ultimately from Din the goddess. 1 red, orange, and similar hues. 2 (when contrasting with other red-adjacent colors) red.
dintō /dinˈtoː/, noun, second declension II, from Din the goddess. 1 power, ability, capability. 2 strength, force. 3 (religious) Din’s virtue and corresponding Triforce piece, power.
The words in this post are all ultimately derived from the name of Din the goddess. The other two golden goddesses will get similar posts in the future.
Eld and eldin (as an adjective) are basic color words, derived from Din’s name. The historical word is eldin, but since the majority of Archaic Hylian adjectives end in -n, it was reanalyzed as solely an adjective, and eld came into use to mirror far, faron “green”. It’s unclear which came first, the color word, the dragon’s name, the light spirit’s name, or the toponym Eldin, but the word-form’s origin is certainly Din, regardless.
Dintō is a pretty generic word in its common usage—there are more specific words you could use in everyday conversation if you wanted to explicitly refer to your abilities or how much you can bench press. However, dintō has a semi-religious usage to refer to Din’s virtue, power, and her corresponding piece of the Triforce.