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Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/Frijjōz dagaz

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This Proto-Germanic entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.



From *Frijjōz + *dagaz "Day of Frigg", a calque of Latin dīes Veneris (Friday; lit. day of Venus).


  • IPA(key): /ˈɸrij.jɔːz ˈdɑ.ɣɑz/


*Frijjōz dagaz m

  1. Friday


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1The origin of frjádagr is unclear, but a loan from West Germanic is considered most likely, in which case Old Saxon could be the West Germanic language that gave the Old Norse form, as Old Saxon was in contact with Old Norse in the south of Denmark. A contraction of *friggjardagr or *freyjudagr (the latter of which would be derived from Norse god Freyja instead of Frigg), suggested by some, is phonetically implausible. The Faroese form fríggjadagur is the result of skerping, the hardening of close vowels into palatal plosives/affricates before another vowel, which is a regular development in Faroese. The vowel -í- ([ʊi]) in fríggjadagur as opposed to -i- ([ɪ]) likewise shows that it cannot derive from *friggjardagur.