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Perhael was a Sindarin name, meaning "half-wise".[1], that Aragorn II used for Samwise Gamgee.[2][3] The name was a translation of the Westron name Banazîr.[source?]

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From the Sindarin root per- "half" and sael meaning "wise".[source?]

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 102
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Field of Cormallen"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Sauron Defeated, p. 129
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 211, (dated 14 October 1958), footnote