From Middle English Monday, Monenday, from Old English mōnandæġ (“day of the moon”), from mōna (“moon”) + dæg (“day”), late Proto-Germanic *mēniniz dagaz, a translation (interpretātiō germānica) of Latin dies Lunae. Compare Saterland Frisian Moundai (“Monday”), West Frisian moandei, Low German Maandag, Maondag, Dutch maandag, German Montag, Pennsylvania German Mundaag, Danish mandag, Norwegian Bokmål mandag, Norwegian Nynorsk måndag, Swedish måndag, Finnish maanantai.
Monday (plural Mondays)
- The first day of the week in systems using the ISO 8601 norm and second day of the week in many religious traditions. It follows Sunday and precedes Tuesday.
1945 May, George Orwell, chapter 6, in Animal Farm: A Fairy Story, London: Secker & Warburg, OCLC 3655473:
- Mr. Whymper, a solicitor living in Willingdon, […] would visit the farm every Monday morning to receive his instructions.
- Solomon Grundy,
Born on a Monday,
Christened on Tuesday,
Married on Wednesday
ill on Thursday,
worse on Friday,
Died on Saturday,
Buried on Sunday.
Such was the life
Of Solomon Grundy.
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Monday (not comparable)
- (days of the week) day of the week; Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday (Category: en:Days of the week)