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haran (pl. harni) is a Quenya word. In The Etymologies, its meaning is given as "king, chieftain", related to Noldorin aran, "king".[1] In later appearances, it seems to have been replaced by aran, like in Aranwë.[source?]



  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 360