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The day of the Sun

Days of the week

Anor was the name for the Sun in the Sindarin language, and so Oranor was one of the names given by the Elves to their day of the Sun. This was the second of the six days that made up the Elves' week, lying between Orgilion and Orithil. In Quenya the same day was called Anarya. After the Elves' day-names found their way to Middle-earth, the Hobbits translated them, so ultimately their week, too, had its own 'Sunday'.

See also...

Anarya, Sunnendei

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