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'''Halimath''' was the nineth month of the [[Shire Calendar]], following [[Wedmath]] and approximately equivalent to modern September. In fact, it ran from modern 23 August to 21 September in a normal year.
 
'''Halimath''' was the nineth month of the [[Shire Calendar]], following [[Wedmath]] and approximately equivalent to modern September. In fact, it ran from modern 23 August to 21 September in a normal year.
 
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==Etymology==
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The name represents a [[Hobbitish|modernization]] of the [[Old English]] name for September, ''[[wiktionary:haligmonaþ|hāliġmōnaþ]]'' meaning "holy month" (referring to pagan sacrifices).<ref>{{webcite|articleurl=http://www.forodrim.org/daeron/md_smn.html|articlename=The Shire month-names|author=[[Arden R. Smith]]|website=[http://www.forodrim.org/daeron Mellonath Daeron - The Language Guild of the Forodrim]}}</ref><ref>[[Jim Allan]] (ed.) ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'', Giving of Names, p. 227</ref>
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Revision as of 11:12, 1 November 2012

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)

Halimath was the nineth month of the Shire Calendar, following Wedmath and approximately equivalent to modern September. In fact, it ran from modern 23 August to 21 September in a normal year.

Etymology

The name represents a modernization of the Old English name for September, hāliġmōnaþ meaning "holy month" (referring to pagan sacrifices).[1][2]

References

  1. Arden R. Smith, "The Shire month-names", Mellonath Daeron - The Language Guild of the Forodrim (accessed 25 November 2017)
  2. Jim Allan (ed.) An Introduction to Elvish, Giving of Names, p. 227