ᴱN. gwai n. “sea” (Category: Sea)
A word for “sea” in Early Noldorin Word-lists from the 1920s (PE13/146), probably a cognate of ᴱQ. vea “sea” from this same period. It is probably a later iteration of G. Bai “the Outer Seas” from the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s, cognate of ᴱQ. Vai as suggested by Christopher Tolkien (GL/21; LT1A/Vai).
Reference ✧ PE13/146 ✧ “sea”
G. Bai pn. “Outer Seas”
References ✧ GL/21, 49; LT1A/Vai
|Vai||soft-mutation; b-mutation||✧ GL/49|
|ᴱ√Baʒ̔- > Bai||[βaɣ] > [baɣ] > [bai]||✧ GL/21|