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'''Frery''' was the first month of the [[Bree]] and [[Eastfarthing]] calendars, corresponding to the [[Afteryule]] in the [[Shire Calendar]]. It was the thirty days immediately following the holiday of [[Yule]], running from modern 23 December to 21 January.<ref>{{App|Calendars}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
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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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Revision as of 13:23, 21 February 2013

Months in the Bree Calendar
  1. Frery* (January)
  2. Solmath (February)
  3. Rethe (March)
  4. Chithing* (April)
  5. Thrimidge (May)
  6. Lithe* (June)
  7. Mede* (July)
  8. Wedmath (August)
  9. Harvestmath* (September)
  10. Wintring* (October)
  11. Blooting* (November)
  12. Yulemath* (December)
*Differ from Shire names.


Frery was the first month of the Bree and Eastfarthing calendars, corresponding to the Afteryule in the Shire Calendar. It was the thirty days immediately following the holiday of Yule, running from modern 23 December to 21 January.[1]

Etymology

Frery represents Old English frēorig meaning "freezing".[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix D, "The Calendars"
  2. Jim Allan (ed.) An Introduction to Elvish, Giving of Names, p. 227