þórsdagur

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse þórsdagr (Thor's day, day of Thor) Þórr (Thor) (modern Icelandic Þór) and dagr (a day) (modern Icelandic dagur (a day)). Corresponds to Proto-West Germanic *Þunras dag (day of the thunder god), calque of Latin dies Iovis.

NounEdit

þórsdagur m (genitive singular þórsdags, nominative plural þórsdagar)

  1. (archaic) Thursday

Usage notesEdit

  • This word was replaced during Iceland's shift to Christianity by fimmtudagur, which means simply "fifth day". It is now considered archaic, but may be used jocularly or by some revivalists.

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