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Wedmath

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)

Wedmath is the eighth month of the Shire Calendar, following Afterlithe and approximately corresponding to modern 24 July through 22 August.[1]

[edit] Etymology

The name represents a modernization of the Old English name for August, Wéodmónaþ, meaning "grass-month" (cf. weed).[2][3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix D, "The Calendars"
  2. Arden R. Smith, "The Shire month-names", Mellonath Daeron - The Language Guild of the Forodrim (accessed 19 October 2018)
  3. Jim Allan (ed.) An Introduction to Elvish, Giving of Names, p. 227