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The sixth month of the [[Shire Calendar]], lying between [[Thrimidge]] and the midsummer feastdays of [[Lithe]], and approximately equivalent to modern June. In fact, it ran from modern 22 May to 20 June.
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'''Forelithe''' or '''Lithe''' in [[Bree]] was the sixth month of the [[Shire Calendar]], lying between [[Thrimidge]] and the midsummer feastdays of [[Lithe]], and approximately equivalent to modern June. In fact, it ran from modern 22 May to 20 June.<ref>{{App|Calendars}}</ref>
  
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==Etymology==
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The name represents a [[Hobbitish|modernization]] of the [[Old English]] name for June, ''[[wiktionary:ærra liþa|Æ'rra Líþa]]'' meaning "before lithe".<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>
  
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Latest revision as of 06:52, 21 November 2012

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)

Forelithe or Lithe in Bree was the sixth month of the Shire Calendar, lying between Thrimidge and the midsummer feastdays of Lithe, and approximately equivalent to modern June. In fact, it ran from modern 22 May to 20 June.[1]

[edit] Etymology

The name represents a modernization of the Old English name for June, Æ'rra Líþa meaning "before lithe".[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 25 July 2014)