From Middle English, from Old English þursdæġ, þurresdæġ (“Thursday”), possibly from a contraction of Old English þunresdæġ (“Thursday”, literally “Thor's day”), but more likely of North Germanic origin, from Old Norse þōrsdagr or Old Danish þūrsdag (“Thursday”); all from Proto-Germanic *Þunras dagaz (“Thor's day”). Compare West Frisian tongersdei, Low German Dunnersdag, Dutch donderdag, German Donnerstag, Danish torsdag. More at thunder, day.
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈθɜːzdeɪ/ or IPA(key): /ˈθɜːzdi/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈθɝzdeɪ/ or IPA(key): /ˈθɝzdi/
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Thursday (plural Thursdays)
- The fifth day of the week in many religious traditions, and the fourth day of the week in systems using the ISO 8601 norm; it follows Wednesday and precedes Friday.
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Thursday (not comparable)