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Haranyë is a calendar term used in the context of the King's Reckoning. It is probably the name of the last year of a century.[1]

[edit] Etymology

"In every fourth year, except the last of a century (haranyë)..."
J.R.R. Tolkien[1]

The word is obviously Quenya, but of uncertain etymology.

Helge Fauskanger notes that Tolkien's wording does not make clear whether the word describes the "last [year] of a century" or a translation of "century" itself.[2]

The word's entry at Eldamo glosses it as "century".


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix D, "The Calendars"
  2. Helge Fauskanger, "Quettaparma Quenyallo", Ardalambion (accessed 17 January 2022)