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Girithron is the Sindarin name for the twelfth month of the year, following Hithui, according to the calendars of the Dunedain. Girithron in the Kings' and Stewards' Reckoning corresponded to Foreyule in the Shire Calendar (approximately modern 21 November through 20 December).[1]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The name apparently contains girith "shivering" and raun "moon, month".[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix D, "The Calendars"
  2. David Salo, "queren, ringare", Elfling (accessed 22 April 2024)