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'Day of the (White) Tree'
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Pronunciation
o'rgalath
('th' as in English 'these')

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Orgaladh

The day of the White Tree

The fourth day of the Númenorean week, equivalent to our Tuesday. This name was adapted from the Sindarin usage 'Orgaladhad' ('Day of the Trees', referring to the Two Trees of Valinor). The Númenóreans held the White Tree Telperion in special reverence, and Nimloth, the tree that grew in the King's Court at Armenelos, was said to be its descendant. Hence, they changed the name to Orgaladh ('Day of the Tree', referring to Telperion only).


See also...

Aldúya, Orgaladhad, Trewesdei

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