Hunter\'s moon

Latvian translation: mednieka pilnmēness vai oktobra pilnmēness

11:26 May 31, 2017
English to Latvian translations [PRO]
Folklore
English term or phrase: Hunter\'s moon
The Hunter’s Moon typically appears in October, except once every four years when it doesn’t appear until November. The name dates back to the First Nations of North America. It is so-called because it was during the month of October, when the deers had fatted themselves over the course of the summer, that hunters tracked and killed prey by autumn moonlight, stockpiling food for the coming winter.
Olafs Pēteris Grigulis
Local time: 07:23
Latvian translation:mednieka pilnmēness vai oktobra pilnmēness
Explanation:
Well, this descriptive term is usually used in native North American Indian circles, although, the settlers adopted such names, too.
I'd go with "Mednieka pilnmēness" because it might be not always red, but it is usually large because of the position close to the Earth.
Here's the excerpt which fairly well explains the origins:
"All Full Moons draw attention to themselves by the way they reign supreme over the night, so that each one has acquired at least one special name.

These names date back to the Native Americans in the eastern and northern parts of North America, who had various names for the Full Moon during each month of the year. European settlers quickly adopted the Moon names used by the Native American groups, though most people today are only aware of a few of those names.
October’s Full Moon is called the “Hunter’s Moon” or sometimes the “Blood Moon” or “Sanguine Moon”. It is the first Full Moon after the Harvest Moon (the Full Moon nearest the Autumnal equinox) and it gets its name from hunters who tracked and killed their prey by autumn moonlight, stockpiling food for the winter ahead."
If your context does not allow implementing "Mednieka pilnmēness" you could just use "Oktobra pilnmēness" instead.
Citation taken from
http://www.nightskyinfo.com/sky_highlights/hunters_moon/
Citiem mēnešiem arī ir poētiski vai iezīmīgi nosaukumi.
Pilns saraksts redzmas piemērā šeit:
http://www.almanac.com/content/full-moon-names

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Note added at 2 hrs (2017-05-31 13:35:11 GMT)
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Gribēju izlabot "redzams, netieku klāt. I suppose, it's ok anyway. Take care
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Inese Poga-Smith
Canada
Local time: 00:23
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hunter\'s moon
mednieka pilnmēness vai oktobra pilnmēness


Explanation:
Well, this descriptive term is usually used in native North American Indian circles, although, the settlers adopted such names, too.
I'd go with "Mednieka pilnmēness" because it might be not always red, but it is usually large because of the position close to the Earth.
Here's the excerpt which fairly well explains the origins:
"All Full Moons draw attention to themselves by the way they reign supreme over the night, so that each one has acquired at least one special name.

These names date back to the Native Americans in the eastern and northern parts of North America, who had various names for the Full Moon during each month of the year. European settlers quickly adopted the Moon names used by the Native American groups, though most people today are only aware of a few of those names.
October’s Full Moon is called the “Hunter’s Moon” or sometimes the “Blood Moon” or “Sanguine Moon”. It is the first Full Moon after the Harvest Moon (the Full Moon nearest the Autumnal equinox) and it gets its name from hunters who tracked and killed their prey by autumn moonlight, stockpiling food for the winter ahead."
If your context does not allow implementing "Mednieka pilnmēness" you could just use "Oktobra pilnmēness" instead.
Citation taken from
http://www.nightskyinfo.com/sky_highlights/hunters_moon/
Citiem mēnešiem arī ir poētiski vai iezīmīgi nosaukumi.
Pilns saraksts redzmas piemērā šeit:
http://www.almanac.com/content/full-moon-names

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Note added at 2 hrs (2017-05-31 13:35:11 GMT)
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Gribēju izlabot "redzams, netieku klāt. I suppose, it's ok anyway. Take care


    Reference: http://www.nightskyinfo.com/sky_highlights/hunters_moon/
    Reference: http://www.almanac.com/content/full-moon-names
Inese Poga-Smith
Canada
Local time: 00:23
Native speaker of: Latvian
PRO pts in category: 4
Notes to answerer
Asker: Jā, šos divus variantus apsvēru, bet interesēja, vai nav kāds ekvivalents latviešu mitoloģijā, kas apzīmētu tieši oktobra pilnmēnesi. Cik saprotu pirms tam ir "ražas mēnesis" (harvest moon), kuru angliski izšķir kā objektu, bet latviešu valodā ir sarežģītāk, jo mēnesis apzīmē gan kalendāro vienību, gan objektu. Tāpēc sanāk tāds duālisms. Es pat sliecos uz "medību mēnesi", jo galvenais uzsvars ir medības, velkot paralēles ar "ražas novākšanu", nevis "lauksaimnieku".

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