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An old form of the name ‘Sunday

Days of the week

An archaic day-name from the Common Tongue as used in the Shire. It referred to the second day of the week, which was named in honour of the Sun. Over the centuries, this name evolved into the more familiar form 'Sunday', which was the normal name at the end of the Third Age. Its roots lay in Elvish, where the second day of the week was also dedicated to the Sun: in Quenya it was named Anarya, and in Sindarin it was Oranor.

See also...

Sterrendei, Sunday

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