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The third day of the Elves' week

Days of the week

One of the six days that made up a week for the Elves, Isilya came third in sequence between Anarya and Aldúya. It was dedicated to the Moon, whose name in Quenya was Isil. There was also a Sindarin version of the same day-name, which was Orithil. In Middle-earth, the Elves' 'Moon-day' became translated as Monendei, which ultimately evolved into 'Monday'.

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