Rethe

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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)

The third month of the Shire Calendar, lying between Solmath and Astron, and approximately corresponding to modern 21 February through 22 March.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The name represents a modernization of the Old English name for March, Hreþmōnaþ, meaning "rough-month".[2]

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