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'''''perian''''' (lit. "[[Halflings|Halfling]]"), plural '''''periain''''' and collective plural '''''Periannath''''', is the [[Sindarin]] name for [[Hobbits]].<ref>{{RK|V8}}, p. 859 ([[The Lord of the Rings (50th Anniversary Edition)|50th Anniv. Ed.]]): "[...] a hobbit, a ''perian'' [...]")</ref><ref>{{RGEO|Notes}}, p. 75 ("''Periannath'', 'the Hobbits (as a race),' as collective pl. of ''perian'' 'halfling' (pl. ''periain'')"</ref><ref>{{L|230}}, p. 308</ref><ref name=AppE/>
 
'''''perian''''' (lit. "[[Halflings|Halfling]]"), plural '''''periain''''' and collective plural '''''Periannath''''', is the [[Sindarin]] name for [[Hobbits]].<ref>{{RK|V8}}, p. 859 ([[The Lord of the Rings (50th Anniversary Edition)|50th Anniv. Ed.]]): "[...] a hobbit, a ''perian'' [...]")</ref><ref>{{RGEO|Notes}}, p. 75 ("''Periannath'', 'the Hobbits (as a race),' as collective pl. of ''perian'' 'halfling' (pl. ''periain'')"</ref><ref>{{L|230}}, p. 308</ref><ref name=AppE/>
 
==Etymology==
 
Hypothetical [[Old Sindarin]] *''periando'' (there were no Hobbits in the [[First Age]]) from the [[Sundocarme|root]] [[PER]] "half".{{or}}
 
  
 
==Other forms==
 
==Other forms==

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perian (lit. "Halfling"), plural periain and collective plural Periannath, is the Sindarin name for Hobbits.[1][2][3][4]

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References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Houses of Healing", p. 859 (50th Anniv. Ed.): "[...] a hobbit, a perian [...]")
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Notes and Translations", in The Road Goes Ever On (J.R.R. Tolkien, Donald Swann), p. 75 ("Periannath, 'the Hobbits (as a race),' as collective pl. of perian 'halfling' (pl. periain)"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 230, (dated 8 June 1961), p. 308
  4. 4.0 4.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix E, "Pronunciation of Words and Names", "Consonants", p. 1114 (50th Anniv. Ed.)