Reconstruction:Proto-West Germanic/Wōdanas dag

This Proto-West Germanic 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.

Proto-West GermanicEdit


From *Wōdanas (Woden's, Odin's) +‎ *dag (day), calque of Latin dīes Mercuriī (Wednesday, literally day of Mercury).

Modern English Wednesday doesn't continue the Old English wōdnesdæġ but rather unattested Old English *wēdnesdæġ, direct cognate to Old Frisian wednesdei and Middle Dutch wenesdach. All these umlauted (i-mutated) form don't continue *Wōdanas dag but rather *Wōdinas dag, indicating a variation in the theonym in early West Germanic, *Wōdanaz vs. *Wōdinaz.


*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


See alsoEdit

Days of the week in Proto-West Germanic · *wikōn dagō (layout · text)
*Sunnōn dag *Mānini dag *Tīwas dag *Wōdanas dag *Þunras dag *Frījā dag *Sāturnas dag