S. Perhael m. “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Conceptual Development: In unpublished epilogue to The Lord of the Rings, this name first appeared as N. Perhail “Halfwise” (SD/118), using an earlier word N. sail “wise” based on Noldorin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].
References ✧ Let/448; LotR/953; PE17/102; SD/126, 129; SDI1/Perhael
|Pherhael||nasal-mutation; p-mutation||“Samwise”||✧ SD/129|
|Pherhael||nasal-mutation; p-mutation||✧ SDI1/Perhael|
|Berhael||soft-mutation; p-mutation||“Sam”||✧ Let/448; PE17/102|
|Berhael||soft-mutation; p-mutation||✧ LotR/953|
|#per-||“half”||✧ PE17/102 (#Per-)|
|#sael||“wise”||soft-mutation||✧ PE17/102 (#hael)|