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'''Astron''' or '''Chithing''' in [[Bree]], was the fourth month of the year according to the [[Shire Calendar]], approximately equivalent to modern April.<ref>{{App|Calendars}}</ref>
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'''Astron''', was the fourth month of the year according to the [[Shire Calendar]], approximately equivalent to modern April. This month was called [[Chithing]] in [[Bree]] and the [[Eastfarthing]].<ref>{{App|Calendars}}</ref>
  
 
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==Etymology==
 
The name represents a [[Hobbitish|modernization]] of the [[Old English]] name for the Easter, ''[[wiktionary:eastre|ēastre]]''.<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 actual name for April was ''[[wiktionary:eastermonaþ|ēastermōnaþ]]''
 
The name represents a [[Hobbitish|modernization]] of the [[Old English]] name for the Easter, ''[[wiktionary:eastre|ēastre]]''.<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 actual name for April was ''[[wiktionary:eastermonaþ|ēastermōnaþ]]''
 
''Chithing'' represents ''ciðing'' "germinating".<ref>[[Jim Allan]] (ed.) ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'', Giving of Names, p. 228</ref>
 
  
 
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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)

Astron, was the fourth month of the year according to the Shire Calendar, approximately equivalent to modern April. This month was called Chithing in Bree and the Eastfarthing.[1]

[edit] Etymology

The name represents a modernization of the Old English name for the Easter, ēastre.[2] The actual name for April was ēastermōnaþ

[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 31 July 2014)