S. Panthael m. “Fullwise”

S. Panthael, m. “Fullwise”

A name given to Samwise by Aragorn in the “King’s Letter”, translated “Fullwise” (SD/129) in Tolkien’s unpublished epilogue to The Lord of the Rings. It seems to be a combination of pant “full” and the lenited form of sael “wise”. This name is thus probably pronounced Pant-hael and not Pan-thael.

Conceptual Development: In drafts of the epilogue, this name first appeared as N. Lanhail “Plain-wise” (SD/118), revised to Panthail (SD/120). These two forms seem to contain an earlier word N. sail “wise” based on Noldorin phonology: see N. [ai] revised to [ae].

References ✧ SD/126, 129; SDI1/Panthael

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#pant “full” ✧ SD/126 (#pant)
#sael “wise” soft-mutation ✧ SD/126 (#hael)

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N. Lanhail m. “Plain-wise”

See S. Panthael for discussion.

References ✧ SD/118; SDI1/Lanhail

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#lhad “plain”
#sail “wise” soft-mutation