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From Middle English Friday, from Old English frīġedæġ. Compound of frīġe and dæġ (day), from Proto-West Germanic *Frījā dag, a calque of Latin diēs Veneris, via an association (interpretātiō germānica) of the goddess Frigg with the Roman goddess of love Venus.

Compare West Frisian freed, German Low German Freedag, Friedag, Dutch vrijdag, German Freitag, Danish fredag. Old Norse Frigg (genitive Friggjar), Old Saxon Fri, and Old English Frig are derived from Proto-Germanic *Frijjō. Frigg is cognate with Sanskrit प्रिया (priyā́, wife). The root also appears in Old Saxon fri (beloved lady); in Swedish fria, in Danish and Norwegian as fri (to propose for marriage); a related meaning exists in Icelandic as frjá (to love) and similarly in Dutch vrijen (to make love (to have sex)).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈfɹaɪdeɪ/, /ˈfɹaɪdi/
  • enPR: frīʹdā, frīʹdē
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  • Rhymes: -aɪdeɪ, -aɪdi

NounEdit

Friday (plural Fridays)

  1. The sixth day of the week in many religious traditions, and the fifth day of the week in systems using the ISO 8601 norm; the Muslim Sabbath; it follows Thursday and precedes Saturday.

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  • Tok Pisin: Fraide
  • Maori: Paraire

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Friday (not comparable)

  1. (US, Canada) On Friday.

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From Old English frīġedæġ

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Friday

  1. Friday

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