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A name used by the [[Elves]] for a single year; also called a [[Coranar]].
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A '''''loa''''' (or '''''löa''''', plural '''''löar'''''<ref>{{MR|Elvish}}, p. 471</ref>) was a name used by the [[Elves]] for a single year; also called a [[Coranar]].
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==Etymology==
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The word was used especially in the north-western portions of the [[Westlands]] and (in contrast to the "astronomical" ''coranar'') took into consideration (as generally the Elves did) the seasonal changes in vegetation.<ref>{{App|Calendars}}</ref>
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See: [[LAW]]
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[[Category:Middle-earth Calendars]]

Latest revision as of 18:59, 23 September 2020

A loa (or löa, plural löar[1]) was a name used by the Elves for a single year; also called a Coranar.

[edit] Etymology

The word was used especially in the north-western portions of the Westlands and (in contrast to the "astronomical" coranar) took into consideration (as generally the Elves did) the seasonal changes in vegetation.[2]

See: LAW

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring, "Appendix to the Index: Elvish words and terms", p. 471
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix D, "The Calendars"