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

Etymology[edit | edit source]

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


  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"