S. Peredhel pn. “Half-elf”
Term for one with mixed human and elvish blood, almost always appearing in its plural form Peredhil as in The Lord of the Rings appendices (LotR/1034). It is a combination of per- “half” and Edhel “Elf” (SA/edhel).
Conceptual Development: In Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s, Tolkien used the term N. Peringol to refer to Elrond’s half-blood (LR/152), but this term was a combination of N. perin “half” and the root ᴹ√ÑGOL from which the tribal name ᴹQ. Noldo was derived, so literally meant “Half-Gnome [Noldo]” (Ety/PER).
References ✧ LotR/1034; LotRI/Half-elven, Peredhil; LRI/Peredhil; PM/256, 369; PMI/Peredhil; RSI/Peredhil; SA/edhel; SI/Half-elven
|Pheredhil||nasal-mutation plural; p-mutation||✧ PM/256; PMI/Peredhil|
|Peredhil||plural||“Half-elven”||✧ LotR/1034; LotRI/Half-elven; LotRI/Peredhil; LRI/Peredhil; PMI/Peredhil; RSI/Peredhil; SA/edhel; SI/Half-elven|
|Pereðil||plural||“Half-elven”||✧ PM/369; PMI/Peredhil|
N. Peringol pn. “Half-elven, (lit.) Half-Noldo”
References ✧ Ety/PER; LR/152; LRI/Elrond, Elros, Peringol; RSI
|Peringuil||plural||“Half-elven”||✧ Ety/PER; LRI/Elros|
|Peringuil||plural||✧ LRI/Peringol; RSI/Peringol|
|Beringol||soft-mutation||“Half-elven”||✧ Ety/PER; LRI/Elrond|
|perin||“half”||✧ Ety/PER; Ety/PER|
|ᴹ√ÑGOL||“wise, wisdom, be wise”||✧ Ety/PER|