Sindarin 

ernil i pheriannath

proper name. Prince of the Halflings

Title given to Pippin by the people Minas Tirith translated “Prince of the Halflings” (LotR/768), a combination of ernil “prince”, the elided plural form of the definite article i “the” and the nasal mutation plural of Perian “Halfling” (Let/425).

Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, this name first appeared as Ernil a Pheriannath (WR/287). This form seems to included the genitive preposition N. an “of”, elided and causing nasal mutation of the following noun, as suggested by Roman Rausch (EE/3.25).


Perian“Halfling, Hobbit”


  • ernil i Pheriannath ✧ PE17/096
Sindarin [Let/425; LotR/0768; LotR/0807; PE17/096; RGEO/67] Group: Eldamo. Published by