Re: [LEAPSECS] building consensus

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <>
Date: Thu, 08 Jun 2006 20:46:08 +0000

In message <>, John Cowan writes:
>Rob Seaman scripsit:

>Old English had its own set of month names entirely unrelated to
>the Latin ones: if they had survived, they would have been Afteryule,
>Solmath 'mud-month', Rethe[math] 'rough-month', Astron [pl. of 'Easter'],
>Thrimilch 'three-milking', Forelithe, Afterlithe, Wedmath 'weed-month',
>Halimath 'holy-month', Winterfilth '-filling', Blotmath 'sacrifice-month',
>Foreyule. At least some of these are obviously pre-Christian.

They're practically all viking derived.

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