Wedmath is the eighth month of the Shire Calendar, following Afterlithe and approximately corresponding to modern 24 July through 22 August.
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 27 July 2021)
- ↑ Jim Allan (ed.) An Introduction to Elvish, Giving of Names, p. 227