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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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'''Winterfilth''' 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). This month was called [[Wintring]] in [[Bree]].<ref>{{App|Calendars}}</ref>
  
 
==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>
 
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 13:48, 21 February 2013

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 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). This month was called Wintring in Bree.[1]

Etymology

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

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 16 September 2014)