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'''Víressë''' was the fourth month of the year in the [[King's Reckoning]] and the [[Stewards' Reckoning]]. In the King's Reckoning it followed the month [[Súlimë]] while in the Stewards' Reckoning it followed the feast-day of [[Tuilérë]]. In both calendars, Víressë was 30 days long and preceded the month [[Lótessë]].  It lasted from the 92nd through the 121st days of the year in the King's Reckoning, or from the 93rd through the 122nd days of the year in the Stewards' Reckoning.<ref>{{App|Calendars}}</ref>
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'''Víressë''' was the name for the month of the year (''[[asta]]'') that followed the month [[Súlimë]] and preceded the month [[Lótessë]]. It was the fourth month in the [[King's Reckoning]] and the [[Stewards' Reckoning]]; in the latter calendar, it was preceded by the feast-day of [[Tuilérë]]. After the introduction of [[New Reckoning]], Víressë became the first month.<ref name=app/>
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Víressë was approximately equivalent to [[Astron]] (though in fact running from modern 23 March and 21 April in the King's Reckoning or 24 March and 22 April in the Stewards' Reckoning).
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==Etymology==
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This [[Quenya]] name is related to words such as ''[[virya]]'' "fresh" and perhaps derives from an [[Elvish]] root having to do with freshness or youth.<ref name=arda>{{webcite|author=[[Helge Fauskanger]]|articleurl=http://folk.uib.no/hnohf/quen-eng.htm|articlename=Quettaparma Quenyallo|website=Arda}}</ref> Víressë was the [[Quenya]] name inherited from [[Númenor]] and traditionally used by the [[Westron]]-speaking peoples. The [[Dúnedain]] themselves however used the [[Sindarin]] name of the month, [[Gwirith]].<ref name=app>{{App|Calendars}}</ref>
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==Inspiration==
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As the Númenorean calendars seem to be based on the [[Wikipedia:French Republican Calendar|French Republican Calendar]], the name and meaning of the month corresponds to the month [[Wikipedia:Germinal_(French_Republican_Calendar)|Germinal]], meaning "seed-time".<ref>{{HM|IE}}, Elvish loanwords in Indo-European, p. 151</ref>
  
Víressë was approximately equivalent to modern March (though in fact running from modern 23 March and 21 April in the King's Reckoning or 24 March and 22 April in the Stewards' Reckoning).
 
 
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Víressë was the name for the month of the year (asta) that followed the month Súlimë and preceded the month Lótessë. It was the fourth month in the King's Reckoning and the Stewards' Reckoning; in the latter calendar, it was preceded by the feast-day of Tuilérë. After the introduction of New Reckoning, Víressë became the first month.[1]

Víressë was approximately equivalent to Astron (though in fact running from modern 23 March and 21 April in the King's Reckoning or 24 March and 22 April in the Stewards' Reckoning).

[edit] Etymology

This Quenya name is related to words such as virya "fresh" and perhaps derives from an Elvish root having to do with freshness or youth.[2] Víressë was the Quenya name inherited from Númenor and traditionally used by the Westron-speaking peoples. The Dúnedain themselves however used the Sindarin name of the month, Gwirith.[1]

[edit] Inspiration

As the Númenorean calendars seem to be based on the French Republican Calendar, the name and meaning of the month corresponds to the month Germinal, meaning "seed-time".[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix D, "The Calendars"
  2. Helge Fauskanger, "Quettaparma Quenyallo", Ardalambion (accessed 20 August 2017)
  3. Jim Allan (1978), An Introduction to Elvish, Elvish loanwords in Indo-European, p. 151