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The first month of the calendar of Bree

Months of the year

The first of the twelve months of the year was known throughout most of Middle-earth as Narvinyë, but the calendars used in the Shire and in Bree had their own traditional names for the months. In most of the Shire, Narvinyë was known as 'Afteryule', but in parts of the Eastfarthing, and especially in Bree, the name 'Frery' was used. This old form seems to be derived from the word for 'cold', and appropriate name for the month following midwinter.

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