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'''Afterlithe''' was the seventh month of [[the Shire]] Calendar, following, as its name suggests, the midsummer feastdays of [[Lithe]], and approximately equivalent to modern July. It ran from modern 24 June to 23 July in a normal year. This month was called [[Mede]] in [[Bree]].
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'''Afterlithe''' was the seventh month of [[the Shire]] Calendar, following, as its name suggests, the midsummer feastdays of [[Lithe]], and approximately corresponding to modern [[24 June]] through [[23 July]]. This month was called [[Mede]] in [[Bree]].
  
 
The [[Quenya]] name was [[Cermië]], and the [[Sindarin]] name - used by the [[Dúnedain]] - was [[Cerveth]].<ref>{{App|Calendars}}</ref>
 
The [[Quenya]] name was [[Cermië]], and the [[Sindarin]] name - used by the [[Dúnedain]] - was [[Cerveth]].<ref>{{App|Calendars}}</ref>

Latest revision as of 15:05, 24 May 2018

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)

Afterlithe was the seventh month of the Shire Calendar, following, as its name suggests, the midsummer feastdays of Lithe, and approximately corresponding to modern 24 June through 23 July. This month was called Mede in Bree.

The Quenya name was Cermië, and the Sindarin name - used by the Dúnedain - was Cerveth.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Afterlithe was named for its occurrence after the holiday of Lithe. (See Forelithe) The name corresponds to the Old English name for July, æftera Líða, or "after Litha."

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix D, "The Calendars"