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aiwe (or aiwë[1]) is a Quenya noun meaning "(small) bird".[2] Compare with maiwë ("seagull").

[edit] Etymology

Aiwe derives from the Elvish root AIWĒ-.

[edit] See also


  1. Ruth S. Noel, The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 348