S. Peredhel pn. “Half-elf”

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

Glosses

Variations

Inflections

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

Elements

#per- “half”
Edhel “Elf” ✧ SA/edhel

Cognates


N. Peringol pn. “Half-elven, (lit.) Half-Noldo”

See S. Peredhel for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/PER; LR/152; LRI/Elrond, Elros, Peringol; RSI

Glosses

Variations

Related

Inflections

Peringiul plural “Half-elven” ✧ LR/152
Peringuil plural “Half-elven” ✧ Ety/PER; LRI/Elros
Peringuil plural   ✧ LRI/Peringol; RSI/Peringol
Beringol soft-mutation “Half-elven” ✧ Ety/PER; LRI/Elrond

Elements

perin “half” ✧ Ety/PER; Ety/PER
ᴹ√ÑGOL “wise, wisdom, be wise” ✧ Ety/PER