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PER root. “half”

PER root. “half; [ᴹ√] divide in middle, halve”

This root first appeared in The Etymologies of the 1930s as ᴹ√PER “divide in middle, halve” with derivatives like ᴹQ. perya- “halve” and N. perin “half” (Ety/PER). It reappeared in notes from around 1959-60 as √PER “half” (PE17/171, 173). In Tolkien’s earliest writings, the sense “half” was assigned to the root ᴱ√LEHE or ᴱ√LEFE² instead (QL/52; GL/53).

References ✧ PE17/171, 173

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ᴹ√PER root. “divide in middle, halve”

See √PER for discussion.

Reference ✧ Ety/PER ✧ “divide in middle, halve”

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