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Maiwë

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Latest revision as of 08:58, 9 November 2012

maiwë (pl. maiwi) is a Quenya noun meaning "gull" (as in "seagull").

[edit] Etymology

Possibly from PQ *maiwê < root MIW[1] (through A-infixion)

Compare with aiwë ("small bird").

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies"