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EtymologyEdit

/suieu/ > /suiyoː/. Originally it meant Mercury[1]. A calque of Latin dies Mercurii and its descendants, reinterpreting the day as having been named after the planet Mercury (instead of the Roman god). Compare 水星(suisei, Mercury (planet)).

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水曜 ‎(hiragana すいよう, romaji suiyō, historical hiragana すいえう)

  1. (archaic) planet Mercury
  2. Wednesday

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  1. ^ Amoghavajra, 文殊師利菩薩及諸仙所說吉凶時日善惡宿曜經, vol. 2, T21, p. 0398b, 759 :
    日曜太陽胡名蜜波斯名曜森勿天竺名阿儞(泥以反)底耶(二合)
    月曜太陰胡名莫波斯名婁禍森勿天竺名蘇上摩
    火曜熒惑胡名雲漢波斯名勢森勿天竺名糞盎聲哦囉迦盎
    水曜辰星胡名咥(丁逸反)波斯名掣森勿天竺名部(引)
    木曜歲星胡名鶻勿波斯名本森勿天竺名勿哩訶娑跛底(丁以反)
    金曜太白胡名那歇波斯名數森勿天竺名戌羯羅
    土曜鎮星胡名枳院波斯名翕森勿天竺名賒乃以室折囉