Solmath was the second month of the Shire Calendar. Approximately equivalent to modern February, it in fact ran from our 22 January to 20 February.
The name represents a modernization of the Old English name for February, Solmónaþ, meaning "mud-month" (cf. soil).
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix D, "The Calendars"
- ↑ Arden R. Smith, "The Shire month-names" , Mellonath Daeron - The Language Guild of the Forodrim (accessed 12 March 2014)
- ↑ Jim Allan (ed.) An Introduction to Elvish, Giving of Names, p. 227