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Dates
Modern 22 August to 20 September (thirty days)1
Race
Division
Pronunciation
yavannee'eh
Meaning
Apparently 'time of Yavanna'2
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Yavannië

The ninth month of the Gondorian year

Months of the year

The ninth month of the year, according to the Stewards' Reckoning of Gondor, following Urimë, and preceding the autumn feast of Yáviérë. On a modern calendar, Yavannië ran from 22 August to 20 September in a normal year.


Notes

1

This conversion to a modern calendar is based on the later Stewards' Reckoning of Gondor. The earlier Kings' Reckoning also contained month named Yavannië, which started one day later (so by that system the month would have run from modern 23 August to 21 September).

2

The name of this month derives from Yavanna, the name of the Vala of harvest and plenty (because the month of Yavannië marked the time of harvest). Yavanna's name in turn means 'Giver of Fruits' (from yávë 'fruit' and anna 'gift'). The day known as Yáviérë that followed Yavannië in the Stewards' Reckoning was etymologically connected; that name literally meant 'fruit day', but in context would probably be interpreted 'harvest day'. Also related was Yávië, 'time of fruits' or 'time of harvest', the name used by the Elves for the early part of the season of autumn.

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