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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)

Thrimidge, often written as Thrimich, is the fifth month of the Shire Calendar, lying between Astron and Forelithe, and approximately corresponding to modern 22 April through 21 May.[1]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The name represents a modernization of the Old English name for May, þrimilce meaning "Three milk-givings".[2] As such, an archaic form of the name was Thrimilch.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix D, "The Calendars"
  2. Jim Allan (ed.) An Introduction to Elvish, Giving of Names, p. 227