'Thrimidge' was the fifth month of the Shire Calendar, corresponding to Quenya Lótessë, or approximately to modern May. The name descended from the old form Thrimilch, meaning 'three milkings' (this being a time of year when cows produce so much milk they need to be milked three times a day). That old name evolved over time to the standard form Thrimidge, but the old form survived in a common pronunciation (and sometimes spelling) of the name as 'Thrimich'.
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