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'''Afteryule''' or '''Frery''' (in [[Bree]]) was the first month of [[the Shire]] calendar, thirty days immediately following the holiday of [[Yule]] (hence its name). It ran from modern 23 December to 21 January.
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'''Afteryule''' was the first month of [[the Shire]] calendar, thirty days immediately following the holiday of [[Yule]] (hence its name). It ran from modern 23 December to 21 January. This month was called [[Frery]] in [[Bree]] and in the [[Eastfarthing]]<ref>{{App|Calendars}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
The name represents a [[Hobbitish|modernization]] of the [[Old English]] name for January, [[wiktionary:æfterra geola|æfterra ġēola]].<ref>{{webcite|articleurl=http://www.forodrim.org/daeron/md_smn.html|articlename=The Shire month-names|author=[[Arden R. Smith]]|website=[http://www.forodrim.org/daeron Mellonath Daeron - The Language Guild of the Forodrim]}}</ref>
 
The name represents a [[Hobbitish|modernization]] of the [[Old English]] name for January, [[wiktionary:æfterra geola|æfterra ġēola]].<ref>{{webcite|articleurl=http://www.forodrim.org/daeron/md_smn.html|articlename=The Shire month-names|author=[[Arden R. Smith]]|website=[http://www.forodrim.org/daeron Mellonath Daeron - The Language Guild of the Forodrim]}}</ref>
 
Frery represents Old English ''frēorig'' meaning "freezing".<ref>[[Jim Allan]] (ed.) ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'', Giving of Names, p. 227</ref>
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 13:25, 21 February 2013

Months in the Shire Calendar
  1. Afteryule (January)
  2. Solmath (February)
  3. Rethe (March)
  4. Astron (April)
  5. Thrimidge (May)
  6. Forelithe (June)
  7. Afterlithe (July)
  8. Wedmath (August)
  9. Halimath (September)
  10. Winterfilth (October)
  11. Blotmath (November)
  12. Foreyule (December)

Afteryule was the first month of the Shire calendar, thirty days immediately following the holiday of Yule (hence its name). It ran from modern 23 December to 21 January. This month was called Frery in Bree and in the Eastfarthing[1]

[edit] Etymology

The name represents a modernization of the Old English name for January, æfterra ġēola.[2]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix D, "The Calendars"
  2. Arden R. Smith, "The Shire month-names" , Mellonath Daeron - The Language Guild of the Forodrim (accessed 23 August 2014)