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The third month of the [[Shire Calendar]], lying between [[Solmath]] and [[Astron]], and approximately equivalent to modern March. In fact, it ran from modern 21 February to 22 March.
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The third month of the [[Shire Calendar]], lying between [[Solmath]] and [[Astron]], and approximately equivalent to modern March. In fact, it ran from modern 21 February to 22 March.<ref>{{App|Calendars}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
The name represents a [[Hobbitish|modernization]] of the [[Old English]] name for March, ''[[wiktionary:hreþmonaþ|Hreþmōnaþ]]'', meaning "rough-month".<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>
 
The name represents a [[Hobbitish|modernization]] of the [[Old English]] name for March, ''[[wiktionary:hreþmonaþ|Hreþmōnaþ]]'', meaning "rough-month".<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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[[Category:Hobbit Calendar]]
 
[[Category:Hobbit Calendar]]

Latest revision as of 05:28, 3 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)

The third month of the Shire Calendar, lying between Solmath and Astron, and approximately equivalent to modern March. In fact, it ran from modern 21 February to 22 March.[1]

[edit] Etymology

The name represents a modernization of the Old English name for March, Hreþmōnaþ, meaning "rough-month".[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 16 September 2014)