S. aew, n. “(small) bird”

A noun meaning “(small) bird” (SA/lin¹, Ety/AIWĒ), appearing in the name Linaewen “Lake of Birds” (S/119, UT/401). It was derived from primitive ✶aiwē like its Quenta cognate aiwë (Ety/AIWĒ), with the primitive diphthong [ai] becoming the [ae] in Sindarin.

Conceptual Development: In the Gnomish Lexicon from the 1910s, G. aigli “bird” was given as a derivative of the root ᴱ√aı̯² (GL/17). In Early Noldorin notes from the 1920s, it became ᴱN. aiw “bird” (PE13/136, 158). In the Etymologies from the 1930s, the form became N. aew “(small) bird” (Ety/AIWĒ), and this is the source of the derivation given above.

Reference ✧ SA/lin¹.009 ✧ “small bird”

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N. aew n. “(small) bird”

Reference ✧ Ety/AIWĒ.007 ✧ “(small) bird”

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ᴹ✶AIWĒ > aew [aiwē] > [aiwe] > [aewe] > [aew] ✧ Ety/AIWĒ.007

ᴱN. aiw n. “bird”

References ✧ PE13/136.6701; PE13/136.6704; PE13/158.8101; PE13/158.8105; PE13/158.8106

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aiwiath plural ✧ PE13/158.8106
aiwin plural ✧ PE13/158.8105
aiwyn plural ✧ PE13/136.6704

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G. aigli n. “bird”

References ✧ GL/17.6801; GL/17.6806; GL/17.6904; GL/32.8706

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aiglin plural ✧ GL/17.6904
aiglith plural ✧ GL/17.6806

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