Q. aiwë, n. “(small) bird”

A noun meaning “(small) bird” (SA/lin¹, Ety/AIWĒ), appearing in Radagast’s Quenya name Aiwendil “Lover of Birds” (UT/401). It was derived from primitive ✶aiwē like its Sindarin cognate aew (Ety/AIWĒ).

Conceptual Development: In the Gnomish Lexicon from the 1910s, ᴱQ. aiwe appeared as the cognate of G. aigli “bird” (GL/17), but in Early Noldorin notes from the 1920s, the cognate of ᴱN. aiw “bird” was given as ᴱQ. oive (PE13/136, 158) or oi(we) (PE13/132). A similar form oio (stem oiw-) appeared in notes on the declension of the noun from the early 1930s (PE21/12). In the Etymologies from the mid-1930s, the form ᴹQ. aiwe was restored (Ety/AIWĒ), and this is the source of the derivation given above.

References ✧ SA/lin¹; UT/401

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ᴹQ. aiwe n. “(small) bird”

Reference ✧ Ety/AIWĒ ✧ “(small) bird”

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ᴹQ. oio (oiw-) n. “bird”

References ✧ PE21/12

Inflections

oio accusative   ✧ PE21/12.0903
oiwa accusative   ✧ PE21/12.0904
oiwa accusative   ✧ PE21/12.2302
[oi]wia dative   ✧ PE21/12.1001
oiur dative   ✧ PE21/12.0905
oiwen dative   ✧ PE21/12.0906
oiwen dative   ✧ PE21/12.2303
oiwo genitive   ✧ PE21/12.0907; PE21/12.2304
oio nominative   ✧ PE21/12.0901
oiun nominative   ✧ PE21/12.0902
oiunt nominative dual   ✧ PE21/12.2602
oiwin nominative plural   ✧ PE21/12.1706
oiwin nominative plural   ✧ PE21/12.2502
oiwea possessive-adjectival   ✧ PE21/12.2312
oiwia possessive-adjectival   ✧ PE21/12.2310
oiu̯ǝ stem “bird” ✧ PE21/12.0312

ᴱQ. oive n. “bird”

References ✧ PE13/136, 158; PE16/132

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ᴱQ. aiwe n. “bird”

References ✧ GL/17; PE16/147

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aiwendon similative ✧ PE16/147.2702

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Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√aı̯² > aiwe [ajwē] > [ajwe] > [aiwe] ✧ GL/17.6901