þursdæg

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly from a contraction of þunresdæġ (Thursday, literally Thunor's day), but more likely from Old Norse þōrsdagr or Old Danish þūrsdag (Thursday) (compare modern Danish torsdag); all from Proto-West Germanic *Þunras dag (day of the thunder god), a calque of Latin dies Iovis, equivalent to Þunres (genitive of the god's name Þunor) +‎ dæġ (day). More at thunder, day.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈθursˌdæj/, [ˈθurˠzˌdæj]

NounEdit

þursdæġ m

  1. Thursday

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: Thursday