A noun meaning “wind” derived from the root ᴹ√WAW(A) (Ety/WĀ). Here the [[ilk|initial [w] became [gw]]], and after the final vowel vanished, the [[ilk|final [w] became [u]]].
- ᴹQ. vaiwa “wind” ✧ Ety/WĀ
Development Stages Sources ᴹ√WAWA > gwau [wawa] > [gwawa] > [gwaw] > [gwau] ✧ Ety/WĀ