Solmath

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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)

Solmath was the second month of the Shire Calendar, with thirty days approximately corresponding to modern 22 January through 20 February.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The name represents a modernization of the Old English name for February, Solmónaþ, meaning "mud-month" (cf. soil).[2][3]

In colloquial hobbitish, the month was pronounced, and sometimes spelled, Somath.[1]

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