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Narquelië was the tenth month of the year, according to the Kings' and Stewards' Reckoning of Gondor, and the seventh month according to the New Reckoning; following the month of Yavannië in the Kings' Reckoning, the harvest feast of Yáviérë in the Stewards' Reckoning, the Enderi in the New Reckoning, and preceding Hísimë in all 3 calendars. Narquelië in the Kings' and Stewards' Reckoning corresponded to Winterfilth in the Shire Calendar (approximately modern 22 September through 21 October).[1]

[edit] Etymology

Narquelië is a Quenya word meaning "Sun-fading".[2]

[edit] Cognates


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix D, "The Calendars"
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "I. The Cottage of Lost Play", The Trees of Kortirion, p. 41