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Pronunciation
ke'rmee-eh
Meaning
Uncertain, but probably related to 'harvest'1
Other names
Cerveth; closely equivalent to Forelithe on the Shire Calendar, or Mede on the calendar of Bree

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Cermië

The seventh month of the Gondorian year

Months of the year

The seventh month of the year, according to the Stewards' Reckoning of Gondor, following Loëndë, and preceding Urimë. On a modern calendar, Cermië ran between 23 June and 22 July, in a normal year.


Notes

1

The name Cermië (or its Sindarin equivalent Cerveth) are not explained, and nor are there any known Elvish roots that fit well enough to be sure of the name's meaning. Circumstantially, though, there seems to be a connection with the root meaning 'cut'. In combination with the fact that Cermië was a late summer month, an interpretation of something like 'harvest' (or possibly the cutting of hay, given that Cermië was earlier than most other 'harvest' months) seems more than plausible.

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