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Stewards’ Reckoning

The Gondorian calendar of the later Third Age

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The calendar system introduced in Gondor by Mardil Voronwë, its first Ruling Steward. It survived until the end of the Third Age, and was thus the calendar in use at the time of the War of the Ring.



The Dúnedain preferred to use Sindarin terminology in their calendars, but for the individual days of the calendar like Mettarë or Yestarë we're only given Quenya versions. This might be intended to suggest that the Dúnedain used the Quenya terms for these days, or that they used some Sindarin equivalent not directly recorded. Unofficial, though commonly quoted, sources suggest Minien for Yestarë and Penninor for Mettarë.

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