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Kings' Reckoning

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The name given to the calendar system used in Númenor, and in Gondor and Arnor during the early part of the Third Age. It divided the year into twelve months (properly called astar), and included three days that did not belong to any month: yestarë, loëndë and mettarë. The King's Reckoning lasted until the loss of Eärnur the last King of Gondor. It was revised by Mardil Voronwë, the first Ruling Steward, who replaced it with the system known as the Stewards' Reckoning.

[edit] Structure

Month number Quenya Sindarin Length English translation
  Yestarë 1 First day
1 Narvinyë Narwain 30 New sun
2 Nénimë Nínui 30 Watery
3 Súlimë Gwaeron 30 Windy / wind month[1]
4 Víressë Gwirith 30 New / young / budding?
5 Lótessë Lothron 30 Flower month
6 Nárië Nórui 31 Sunny
  Loëndë/Enderi 1/2 Year-middle (Middle days)
7 Cermië Cerveth 31 Cutting?
8 Úrimë Urui 30 Hot[2]
9 Yavannië Ivanneth 30 Fruit giving
10 Narquelië Narbeleth 30 Sun-fading
11 Hísimë Hithui 30 Misty[3]
12 Ringarë Girithron 30 Cold / shivering month
  Mettarë 1 Last day

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, Appendix, s.v. sul
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, Appendix, s.v. ur
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, Appendix, s.v. hith