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Q. maiwë n. “gull” (Category: Gull, Petrel)

Q. maiwë, n. “gull” (Category: Gull, Petrel)

A noun for “gull” appearing in its plural form maiwi in the Q. Markirya poem of the 1960s (MC/222). In the The Etymologies of the 1930s, ᴹQ. maiwe “gull” was derived from the root ᴹ√MIW “whine” (Ety/MIW).

Conceptual Development: In the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s the word was ᴱQ. māwe (māwi-) “gull” under the early root ᴱ√MAWA “cry, bleat” (QL/60), also mentioned in the Poetic and Mythological Words of Eldarissa (PME/60). In Early Qenya Word-lists from the 1920s Tolkien instead had vaiya or {maiwe >>} waiwe “seamew” (PE16/138), but in the version of the ᴱQ. Oilima Markirya poem from circa 1930, Tolkien used maiwe in its nominative plural form maiwin “gulls” (MC/213).

References ✧ MC/222; PE22/148

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maiwi plural “gulls” ✧ MC/222

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ᴹQ. maiwe n. “gull” (Category: Gull, Petrel)

See Q. maiwë for discussion.

Reference ✧ Ety/MIW ✧ “gull”

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ᴹ√MIW > maiwe [maiwe] ✧ Ety/MIW

ᴱQ. máwe (máwi-) n. “gull, seamew” (Category: Gull, Petrel)

See Q. maiwë for discussion.

References ✧ MC/213; PE16/138; PME/60; QL/60

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maiwin nominative plural “gulls” ✧ MC/213
māwi- stem   ✧ QL/60

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