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Mede

Months in the Bree Calendar
  1. Frery* (January)
  2. Solmath (February)
  3. Rethe (March)
  4. Chithing* (April)
  5. Thrimidge (May)
  6. Lithe* (June)
  7. Mede* (July)
  8. Wedmath (August)
  9. Harvestmath* (September)
  10. Wintring* (October)
  11. Blooting* (November)
  12. Yulemath* (December)
*Differ from Shire names.

Mede was the seventh month of the calendar of Bree. Preceded by the Summerdays, it corresponded to Afterlithe of the Shire Calendar, and was approximately equivalent to modern July. It ran from modern 24 June to 23 July in a normal year.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Mede, means "meadow".[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix D, "The Calendars"
  2. Jim Allan (1978), An Introduction to Elvish, Giving of Names, p. 228