Astron or Chithing in Bree, was the fourth month of the year according to the Shire Calendar, approximately equivalent to modern April.
The name represents a modernization of the Old English name for the Easter, ēastre. The actual name for April was ēastermōnaþ
Chithing represents ciðing "germinating".
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix D, "The Calendars"
- ↑ Arden R. Smith, "The Shire month-names" , Mellonath Daeron - The Language Guild of the Forodrim (accessed 30 May 2015)
- ↑ Jim Allan (ed.) An Introduction to Elvish, Giving of Names, p. 228