The Encyclopedia of Arda - an interactive guide to the world of J.R.R. Tolkien


About this entry:

  • Updated 27 February 2010
  • Updates planned: 2


The ninth month of the calendar of Bree

Months of the year

The name used in Bree for the month known to the Shire-hobbits as 'Halimath'. This was the ninth month of the year, corresponding roughly to modern September (or to Yavannië in the Stewards' Reckoning of Gondor). The name actually comes from Old English (representing the local language of the Bree-landers) and translates as 'harvest-month', this being the time of year when the harvest was taken in and celebrated.

See also...

Shire Calendar

For acknowledgements and references, see the Disclaimer & Bibliography page.

Website services kindly sponsored by Axiom Software Ltd.

Original content © copyright Mark Fisher 2010. All rights reserved. For conditions of reuse, see the Site FAQ.