Reconstruction:Proto-West Germanic/Wōdanas dag

This Proto-West 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.

Proto-West GermanicEdit


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 dag but rather *Wōdinas dag, indicating a variation in the theonym in early West Germanic, *Wōdanaz vs. *Wōdinaz, of which the latter is also continued in Scandinavian Odin.


*Wōdanas dag (m)

  1. Wednesday


Masculine a-stem
Nominative *Wōdanas dag
Genitive *Wōdanas dagas
Singular Plural
Nominative *Wōdanas dag *Wōdanas dagō, *Wōdanas dagōs
Accusative *Wōdanas dag *Wōdanas dagā
Genitive *Wōdanas dagas *Wōdanas dagō
Dative *Wōdanas dagē *Wōdanas dagum
Instrumental *Wōdanas dagu *Wōdanas dagum

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