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Haranyë

A century, or its final year

"In every fourth year, except the last of a century (haranyë), two enderi or 'middle-days' were substituted for the loëndë."
The Lord of the Rings
Appendix D, The Calendars

An Elvish term that related especially to the calendar known as the King's Reckoning, used in Númenor and in the Kingdoms of the Dúnedain during their earlier history. Its meaning is not entirely clear: it may have simply been the Elvish word for 'century', or it may have indicated only the last year of a given century (the quote given above, the only known use of the word, is open to either interpretation).


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