S. gwain² adj. “blond” (Category: Hair (other))
An adjective meaning “blond” appearing in notes written on or shortly before 1960, cognate to Q. vanya “fair-haired” from the root √WAN, distinct from √BAN “beauty” (PE17/150). A similar form S. gwân “pale, fair” appeared in notes from the same period, but the page where it appeared was marked through (PE17/165). It was part of a paradigm in which the name of the first tribe the Vanyar originally referred to the color of their hair; see bain “beautiful” for further discussion.
Reference ✧ PE17/150 ✧ gwain “blond”
|✶wanya > gwain||[wanja] > [gwanja] > [gwania] > [gwenia] > [gweni] > [gwein] > [gwain]||✧ PE17/150|
S. gwân adj. “pale, fair”
Reference ✧ PE17/165 ✧ “pale, fair”
|√GWAN > gwân||[gwana] > [gwan] > [gwān]||✧ PE17/165|