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Yén

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:1 ''yén'' = 144 solar years = 52,596 days
 
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[[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] used ''yéni'' to measure the passing of time in the [[Elder Days]] as recorded in the ''[[Annals of Aman]]''.
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[[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] used Valian Years to measure the passing of time in the [[Elder Days]] as recorded in the ''[[Annals of Aman]]'', but such a Valian Years equals 9.582 solar years = 3500 days (in older versions, the [[The Lost Road and Other Writings|''Annals of Valinor'']], it equals 10 solar years).
 
[[Category:Quenya words]]
 
[[Category:Quenya words]]

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Yén (plural yéni) is Quenya for "year", and was a unit of time used by the Elves of Middle-earth before the first rising of the Sun. Compare with a Valian Year, the unit of time used in Valinor.

1 yén = 144 solar years = 52,596 days

Tolkien used Valian Years to measure the passing of time in the Elder Days as recorded in the Annals of Aman, but such a Valian Years equals 9.582 solar years = 3500 days (in older versions, the Annals of Valinor, it equals 10 solar years).