Halimath or Harvestmath in Bree, was the ninth month of the Shire Calendar, following Wedmath and approximately corresponding to modern 23 August through 21 September.
The name represents a modernization of the Old English name for September, hāliġmōnaþ meaning "holy month" (referring to pagan sacrifices).
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix D, "The Calendars"
- ↑ Arden R. Smith, "The Shire month-names", Mellonath Daeron - The Language Guild of the Forodrim (accessed 22 September 2020)
- ↑ Jim Allan (ed.) An Introduction to Elvish, Giving of Names, p. 227