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Race
Pronunciation
ko'ranarr
Meaning
'Sun-round'
Other names
Note
A coranar indicates a single year; the plural form, representing two or more years, was coranári

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Coranar

An Elvish word for ‘year’

Literally 'sun-round', a name given by the Elves to a single year.


Notes

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Though the words coranar and loa each refer to a single year, the two terms have subtly different meanings. A coranar is an astronomical measure, indicating the time (in modern terms) for the World to complete a circuit around the Sun. A loa, by contrast, measured the time from one season of growth to the next.

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