noun. fenced field, fenced field, [ᴱQ.] fence
- ᴹ√PEL(ES) “revolve on fixed point” ✧ Ety/PEL(ES)
Development Stages Sources ᴹ√PEL(ES) > peler [peles] > [peler] ✧ Ety/PEL(ES)
A noun in The Etymologies of the 1930s glossed “fenced field” along with cognate N. pêl, both derived from the root ᴹ√PEL(ES) “revolve on fixed point” (Ety/PEL(ES)).
Conceptual Development: A possible precursor is ᴱQ. pelto “hedge, hedged field” from the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s, a derivative of ᴱ√PELE “fence in” (QL/73). The form ᴱQ. peler appeared in Early Noldorin Word-lists of the 1920s as a cognate of ᴱN. helai “fence”, derived from primitive ᴱ✶pelesa (PE13/147). Tolkien’s continued use of its cognate S. pêl in names like S. Pelennor “Fenced Land” (LotR/749; PE17/65) indicates the ongoing validity of ᴹQ. peler.