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.
The name represents a modernization of the Old English name for August, Wéodmónaþ, meaning "grass-month" (cf. weed).
- ↑ 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 17 April 2014)
- ↑ Jim Allan (ed.) An Introduction to Elvish, Giving of Names, p. 227