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'''Wedmath''' is the eighth month of the [[Shire Calendar]], following [[Afterlithe]] and approximately equivalent to modern August. In fact, it ran from modern 24 July to 22 August in a normal year.
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'''Wedmath''' is the eighth month of the [[Shire Calendar]], following [[Afterlithe]] and approximately equivalent to modern August. In fact, it ran from modern 24 July to 22 August in a normal year.<ref>{{App|Calendars}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
The name represents a [[Hobbitish|modernization]] of the [[Old English]] name for August, ''[[wiktionary:weodmonaþ|Wéodmónaþ]]'', meaning "grass-month" (cf. ''weed'').<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><ref>[[Jim Allan]] (ed.) ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'', Giving of Names, p. 227</ref>
 
The name represents a [[Hobbitish|modernization]] of the [[Old English]] name for August, ''[[wiktionary:weodmonaþ|Wéodmónaþ]]'', meaning "grass-month" (cf. ''weed'').<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><ref>[[Jim Allan]] (ed.) ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'', Giving of Names, p. 227</ref>
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[[Category:Hobbit Calendar]]
 
[[Category:Hobbit Calendar]]

Latest revision as of 05:30, 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)

Wedmath is the eighth month of the Shire Calendar, following Afterlithe and approximately equivalent to modern August. In fact, it ran from modern 24 July to 22 August in a normal year.[1]

[edit] Etymology

The name represents a modernization of the Old English name for August, Wéodmónaþ, meaning "grass-month" (cf. weed).[2][3]

[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)
  3. Jim Allan (ed.) An Introduction to Elvish, Giving of Names, p. 227