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'''Winterfilth''' or '''Wintring''' in [[Bree]] was 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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'''Winterfilth''' or '''Wintring''' in [[Bree]] was 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).<ref>{{App|Calendars}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
The name represents a [[Hobbitish|modernization]] of the [[Old English]] name for October, [[wiktionary:winterfylleþ|Winterfylleþ]], meaning "Winter-filling" or "Winter-full moon"<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>
 
The name represents a [[Hobbitish|modernization]] of the [[Old English]] name for October, [[wiktionary:winterfylleþ|Winterfylleþ]], meaning "Winter-filling" or "Winter-full moon"<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>
  
 
The Bree name means "Wintry"<ref>[[Jim Allan]] (ed.) ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'', Giving of Names, p. 228</ref>
 
The Bree name means "Wintry"<ref>[[Jim Allan]] (ed.) ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'', Giving of Names, p. 228</ref>
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==See also==
 
==See also==
 
*[[Summerfilth]] - a fictitious month used proverbially
 
*[[Summerfilth]] - a fictitious month used proverbially
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[[Category:Hobbit Calendar]]
 
[[Category:Hobbit Calendar]]

Revision as of 05:31, 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)

Winterfilth or Wintring in Bree was 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).[1]

Etymology

The name represents a modernization of the Old English name for October, Winterfylleþ, meaning "Winter-filling" or "Winter-full moon"[2]

The Bree name means "Wintry"[3]

See also

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 21 September 2014)
  3. Jim Allan (ed.) An Introduction to Elvish, Giving of Names, p. 228