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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]


  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 19 November 2019)