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Dates
21 November to 31 January on a modern (Gregorian) calendar
Race
Pronunciation
Approximately 'reew'1
Meaning
'winter'
Other names

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Rhîw

Winter, according to the Sindarin usage

Seasons of the Elves

The Sindarin name for winter; 72 days between modern 21 November and 31 January. Called Hrívë in Quenya.


Notes

1

It should be noted that there is no h sound in this word; the combination rh is used to represent an voiceless or untrilled r.

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