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Two feast days of the [[Shire Calendar]] that lay either side of [[Midyear's Day]] (and, in a leap year, the special feast-day of the [[Overlithe]]). 1 Lithe fell on modern 21 June, while 2 Lithe usually fell on modern 23 June, but on 24 June in a leap year.
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'''Lithe''' refers to two feast days of the [[Shire Calendar]] that lay either side of [[Midyear's Day]] (and, in a leap year, the special feast-day of the [[Overlithe]]).<ref>{{App|Shire}}</ref>
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Events that occurred on 1 Lithe:
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* {{TA|2941}}:
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** [[Elrond]] discovers the [[moon-letters]] on [[Thrór's Map]].
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* {{TA|3019}}:
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**[[Arwen]] comes to [[Minas Tirith]].
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==Etymology==
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[[Old English]] ''[[wiktionary:liþa|líða]]'', is the old name for the months June and July.<ref name="Nomen">{{HM|N}}, p. 780-1</ref> It probably referred to the first new moon around the summer solstice.<ref>[[Jim Allan]] (ed.) ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'', Giving of Names, p. 227</ref>
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==Bree calendar==
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In the [[Bree]] Calendar the sixth month of the year ([[Forelithe]] in the Shire Calendar) was named ''Lithe''.<ref>{{App|Calendars}}</ref>
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[[Category:Hobbit Calendar]]
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[[fi:Lithe (kuukausi)]]

Latest revision as of 08:02, 21 November 2012

Lithe refers to two feast days of the Shire Calendar that lay either side of Midyear's Day (and, in a leap year, the special feast-day of the Overlithe).[1]

Events that occurred on 1 Lithe:

[edit] Etymology

Old English líða, is the old name for the months June and July.[2] It probably referred to the first new moon around the summer solstice.[3]

[edit] Bree calendar

In the Bree Calendar the sixth month of the year (Forelithe in the Shire Calendar) was named Lithe.[4]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix D, "The Shire Calendar"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 780-1
  3. Jim Allan (ed.) An Introduction to Elvish, Giving of Names, p. 227
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix D, "The Calendars"