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From Middle English, from Old English þursdæġ, þurresdæġ (Thursday), possibly from a contraction of Old English þunresdæġ (Thursday, literally Thor's day), but more likely of North Germanic origin, from Old Norse þōrsdagr or Old Danish þūrsdag (Thursday); all from Proto-Germanic *Þunras dagaz (Thor's day). Compare West Frisian tongersdei, Low German Dunnersdag, Dutch donderdag, German Donnerstag, Danish torsdag. More at thunder, day.

A calque of Latin dies Iovis (dies Jovis), via an association of the god Thor with the Roman god of thunder Jove (Jupiter).


  • Rhymes: -ɜː(r)zdeɪ, Rhymes: -ɜː(r)zdi


Thursday (plural Thursdays)

  1. The fifth day of the week in many religious traditions, and the fourth day of the week in systems using the ISO 8601 norm; it follows Wednesday and precedes Friday.

Derived termsEdit

  • Ascension Thursday
  • Black Thursday
  • Bounds Thursday
  • Carnival Thursday
  • Chare Thursday
  • dirty tricks Thursday
  • dress-up Thursday
  • Fat Thursday
  • Great and Holy Thursday
  • Great Thursday
  • Green Thursday
  • Hallow Thursday
  • Holy Thursday
  • Maundy Thursday
  • Running Thursday
  • Shear Thursday
  • Sheer Thursday
  • Shore Thursday, Shorpthursday, Shorthursday


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Thursday (not comparable)

  1. on Thursday


See alsoEdit

Last modified on 30 March 2014, at 14:52