aiwe (or aiwë) is a Quenya noun meaning "(small) bird". Compare with maiwë ("seagull").
Aiwe derives from the Elvish root AIWĒ-.
- ↑ Ruth S. Noel, The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies", p. 348