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Wedmath

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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.

Etymology

The name represents a modernization of the Old English name for August, Wéodmónaþ, meaning "grass-month" (cf. weed).[1][2]

References

  1. Arden R. Smith, "The Shire month-names", Mellonath Daeron - The Language Guild of the Forodrim (accessed 2 August 2015)
  2. Jim Allan (ed.) An Introduction to Elvish, Giving of Names, p. 227