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The tenth month of the [[Shire Calendar]], approximately equivalent to modern October (in fact running from 22 September to 21 October on a modern calendar).
 
The tenth month of the [[Shire Calendar]], approximately equivalent to modern October (in fact running from 22 September to 21 October on a modern calendar).
 
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==Etymology==
 
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The name represents a [[Hobbitish|modernization]] of the [[Old English]] name for October, [[wikt:winterfylleþ|Winterfylleþ]], meaning "Winter-filling" or "Winter-full moon"<ref>{{webcite|articleurl=http://www.forodrim.org/daeron/md_smn.html|title=The Shire month-names|author=Arden R. Smith}}</ref>
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==See also==
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*[[Summerfilth]] - a fictitious month used proverbially
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[[Category:Hobbit Calendar]]

Revision as of 10:11, 1 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 tenth month of the Shire Calendar, approximately equivalent to modern October (in fact running from 22 September to 21 October on a modern calendar).

Etymology

The name represents a modernization of the Old English name for October, Winterfylleþ, meaning "Winter-filling" or "Winter-full moon"[1]

See also

References

  1. Arden R. Smith, "[1]" , {{{website}}} (accessed 25 October 2014)