gwaew is the Sindarin (and Noldorin) word for "wind".
In the Etymologies, Noldorin gwaew derives from the root WĀ.
In a later linguistic manuscript, Sindarin gwaew derives from the root WAYA ("blow (as of wind)").
 See also
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies", p. 397
- ↑ 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