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peredhel

noun. half-elf

Sindarin [S/430, LotR/A(i)] per-+edhel. Group: SINDICT. Published by

peredhel

proper name. 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).

Cognates

  • Q. Pereldar “Half-elven” ✧ PMI/Peredhil

Elements

WordGloss
per-“half”
Edhel“Elf”
Sindarin [LotR/1034; LotRI/Half-elven; LotRI/Peredhil; LRI/Peredhil; PM/256; PM/369; PMI/Peredhil; RSI/Peredhil; SA/edhel; SI/Half-elven] Group: Eldamo. Published by

peredhel

noun. half-elf

per (stem of perin “halve”) + edhel (“elf”)

Sindarin [Tolkiendil] Group: Tolkiendil Compound Sindarin Names. Published by

peredhel

half-elf

1) *peredhel (pl. peredhil) (PM:256, 348), 2) (actually ”Half-Noldo”) peringol (i beringol, o pheringol), pl. peringyl (i pheringyl), coll. pl. ?peringollath