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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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'''Lithe''' refers to two feast days of the [[Shire Calendar]] that lay either side of [[Mid-year's Day]] (and, in a leap year, the special feast-day of the [[Overlithe]]).<ref>{{App|Shire}}</ref>
  
 
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**[[Arwen]] comes to [[Minas Tirith]].
 
**[[Arwen]] comes to [[Minas Tirith]].
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Each 1 Lithe (midsummer-eve) the [[Gerontius Took|Old Took]] held parties, where [[Gandalf]] impressed the [[hobbits]] with fireworks.<ref>{{H|6}}</ref>
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
[[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>
 
[[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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Latest revision as of 12:49, 29 September 2014

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

Events that occurred on 1 Lithe:

Each 1 Lithe (midsummer-eve) the Old Took held parties, where Gandalf impressed the hobbits with fireworks.[2]

[edit] Etymology

Old English líða, is the old name for the months June and July.[3] It probably referred to the first new moon around the summer solstice.[4]

[edit] Bree calendar

In the Bree Calendar the sixth month of the year (Forelithe in the Shire Calendar) was named Lithe.[5]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix D, "The Shire Calendar"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire"
  3. 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
  4. Jim Allan (ed.) An Introduction to Elvish, Giving of Names, p. 227
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix D, "The Calendars"