Select Elvish Words 3.641-3.642: Eagle, Hawk, Crow

3.641 Eagle, Hawk

ᴹQ. fion (fiond-) n. “hawk, ⚠️haste”

A word in The Etymologies of the 1930s derived from the root ᴹ√PHI and the basis for the name ᴹQ. Fionwe (Ety/PHI). As described by Christopher Tolkien, the gloss of this word is unclear and might be “haste” or “hawk” (LR/381), but according to Carl Hostetter and Patrick Wynne, the reading “hawk” is more likely.