gwaith is a Sindarin word meaning "'people' associated by place and occupation". The forms -weith and waith are often used of "regions in proper names or peoples".
 See also
- ↑ 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. 190