Reconstruction:Old High German/ariotag

This Old High German entry contains reconstructed terms and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Old High GermanEdit


Thought to be from Gothic *𐌰𐍂𐌾𐌰𐌿𐍃 𐌳𐌰𐌲𐍃 (*arjaus dags),[1] itself a calque of Ancient Greek Ἄρεως ἡμέρα (Áreōs hēméra, literally day of Ares).[2] The latter Greek term is the origin of the Latin translation diēs Martis, which was calqued into Proto-West Germanic as *Tīwas dag, whence Old High German ziostag.


*ariōtag m[1]

  1. Tuesday



  • Middle High German: ertac, ergetac


  1. 1.0 1.1 Green, D. H. (1998) Language and History in the Early Germanic World[1], Cambridge: University Press, page 310.
  2. ^ Ergetag” in Duden online