Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/Wōdanas dagaz

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 a hypothetical Proto-Germanic phrase meaning "Day of *Wōdanaz, a calque of Latin dīes Mercuriī (Wednesday; lit. day of Mercury).

Modern English Wednesday may not continue the Old English wodnesdæg but rather the Old Frisian wednesdei, early Middle English Wednesdei. This umlauted (i-mutated) form does not continue *Wōdanas dagaz but rather *Wōdinas dagaz, indicating a variation in the theonym in early West Germanic, *Wōdanaz vs. *Wōdinaz, of which the latter is also continued in Scandinavian Odin.


  • IPA(key): /ˈwɔː.ðɑ.nɑs ˈdɑ.ɣɑz/


*Wōdanas dagaz m

  1. Wednesday


masculine a-stemDeclension of *Wōdanas dagaz (masculine a-stem)
singular plural
nominative *Wōdanas dagaz *Wōdanas dagōz, *Wōdanas dagōs
vocative *Wōdanas dag *Wōdanas dagōz, *Wōdanas dagōs
accusative *Wōdanas dagą *Wōdanas daganz
genitive *Wōdanas dagas, *Wōdanas dagis *Wōdanas dagǫ̂
dative *Wōdanas dagai *Wōdanas dagamaz
instrumental *Wōdanas dagō *Wōdanas dagamiz

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