name. Samwise, (lit.) Half-wise

Sindarin name of Samwise (SD/126), literally “Half-wise” (PE17/102), appearing in its lenited form Berhael in the Praises of Cormallen (LotR/953). His name appears to be a combination of per- “half” and the lenited form of sael “wise”.
Conceptual Development: In unpublished epilogue to The Lord of the Rings, this name first appeared as N. Perhail “Halfwise” (SD/118), using an earlier word N. sail “wise” based on Noldorin phonology: see N. [[[ai] revised to [ae]]].

[Let/448.3508, LotR/0953.2203, PE17/102.1902, PE17/102.2403, SD/126.3908, SD/129.0408, SD/129.0802, SDI1/Perhael.001, SDI1/Perhael.009] Group: Eldamo. Published by



name. Samwise, (lit.) Half-wise

[LotR/1136.0301, PM/051.1009, PM/083.3003] Group: Eldamo. Published by

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