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The name Pel refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Pel (disambiguation).

pêl (plural peli) is a Noldorin noun meaning "fenced field".[1][2]

The word pêl or pel often appear as a suggested Neo-Sindarin word, retaining the same meaning.[3][4]

[edit] Etymology

Noldorin pêl is a descendant form of Old Noldorin pele, deriving from root PEL(ES). Tolkien also notes the word tūn ("fenced field"; identified as Old English by Christopher Tolkien) in connection with pêl.[1]

[edit] See also

  • cail, "(pointed) fence"
  • echor, "encircling", "outer ring"
  • gobel, "walled house or village, town"
  • iâth, "fence"


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies", p. 380
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Addenda and Corrigenda to the Etymologies — Part Two" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter and Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 46, July 2004, p. 8
  3. David Salo (2004), A Gateway to Sindarin, p. 322
  4. Didier Willis, Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary at (accessed 20 July 2011)