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wing

wing means "foam, spume, spindrift" in the tongue of the Green-elves of Ossiriand, as interpreted by the Elven loremasters after the destruction of Beleriand.[1]

Another conception is that wing was a Bëorian word.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Shibboleth of Fëanor", "The names of Finwë's descendants", pp. 349, 365 (note 55)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Problem of Ros", pp. 369-70