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Ringarë

Ringarë was the last month of the year according to the Kings' and Stewards' Reckoning of Gondor, and the ninth month according to the New Reckoning. Ringarë in the Kings' and Stewards' Reckoning corresponded to Foreyule in the Shire Calendar (approximately modern 21 November through 20 December). The Sindarin name was Girithron.[1]

[edit] Etymology

The word obviously contains the word ringa "cold". David Salo notes that the ending might be also seen in the abstract nouns almare "blessedness" and fanyare "the skies". Therefore the meaning of Ringare is equivalent to "*coldness".[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix D, "The Calendars"
  2. David Salo, "queren, ringare", Elfling (accessed 26 May 2018)