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Races
Divisions
Eldar and Dúnedain, respectively
Pronunciation
ana'rya
Meaning
'Sun-day'
Other names
Oranor; the Hobbit day name of Sunnendei (later Sunday) was also ultimately derived from the 'Sun-day' of the Elves

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Anarya

The second day of the week

Days of the week

In the Elves' six-day week, Anarya was the second day, after Elenya. It was a day dedicated to the Sun, known to the Elves as Anar. Anarya is the Quenya form of the name, with the Sindarin equivalent being Oranor. The concept of a day of the Sun was retained through all known calendars in Middle-earth, where it eventually came to be known, at least in common use among the Hobbits of the Shire, as simply 'Sunday'.


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