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gwaew is the Sindarin (and Noldorin) word for "wind".[1][2]


In the Etymologies, Noldorin gwaew derives from the root .[1]

In a later linguistic manuscript, Sindarin gwaew derives from the root WAYA ("blow (as of wind)").[2]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies", p. 397
  2. 2.0 2.1 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), pp. 34, 189