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The tenth month of the year, by the Stewards’ Reckoning

Months of the year

The name in Quenya of the tenth month of the year, according to the Stewards' Reckoning of Gondor, following the harvest feast of Yáviérë, and preceding Hísimë. On a modern calendar, Narquelië ran between 22 September and 21 October. The name Narquelië translates as 'Sun-fading', and relates to the fact that this month marked the end of autumn and the onset of winter. Its equivalent in Sindarin (as usually used by the Dúnedain) was Narbeleth, and the descent into the cold of winter was also marked by its names among Hobbits and northern Men: 'Winterfilth' and 'Wintring'.

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