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The last month in the calendars of the [[Men]] of [[Middle-earth]], approximately equivalent to modern December (though in fact running from modern 21 November to 20 December).<ref>{{App|Calendars}}</ref>
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The last month in the calendars of the [[Men]] of [[Middle-earth]], approximately equivalent to modern December (though in fact running from modern 21 November to 20 December). The [[Sindarin]] name was [[Girithron]]<ref>{{App|Calendars}}</ref>
 
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==Etymology==
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The word obviously contains the word ''ringa'' "cold". [[David Salo]] notes that the ending might be also seen in the abstract nouns ''almare'' "blessedness" and ''fanyare'' "the skies". Therefore the meaning of ''Ringare'' is equivalent to "*coldness"<ref>{{webcite|author=[[David Salo]]|articleurl=http://groups.yahoo.com/group/elfling/message/36340;_ylc=X3oDMTM2Y2xrNnQwBF9TAzk3MzU5NzE0BGdycElkAzExMDg5ODcEZ3Jwc3BJZAMxNzA1MDE5ODQ0BG1zZ0lkAzM2MzQwBHNlYwNmdHIEc2xrA3Z0cGMEc3RpbWUDMTM0NTY4NjQ5MgR0cGNJZAMzNjM0MA--|website=[[Elfling]]|articlename=queren, ringare}}</ref>
 
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The last month in the calendars of the Men of Middle-earth, approximately equivalent to modern December (though in fact running from modern 21 November to 20 December). The Sindarin name was Girithron[1]

Etymology

The word obviously contains the word ringa "cold". David Salo notes that the ending might be also seen in the abstract nouns almare "blessedness" and fanyare "the skies". Therefore the meaning of Ringare is equivalent to "*coldness"[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix D, "The Calendars"
  2. David Salo, "queren, ringare" , Elfling (accessed 24 November 2014)