From Middle English Tewesday, from Old English tīwesdæġ (“Tuesday”), from Proto-Germanic *Tīwas dagaz (“Tuesday”, literally “Tiw's Day”), from *Tīwaz (“Tyr, god of war”) + *dagaz (“day”). This was a Germanic interpretation of Latin dies Martis, itself a translation of Ancient Greek Ἄρεως ἡμέρα (Áreōs hēméra) (interpretatio romana). Cognate with Scots Tysday (“Tuesday”), Saterland Frisian Täisdai (“Tuesday”), West Frisian tiisdei (“Tuesday”), German dialectal Ziestag (“Tuesday”), Danish tirsdag (“Tuesday”), Swedish tisdag (“Tuesday”). More at Tyr, day.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈtjuːzdeɪ/, /ˈtjuːzdɪ/
- (US) enPR: to͞ozʹdā, IPA(key): /ˈtuzdeɪ/, /ˈtuzdi/
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Tuesday (plural Tuesdays)
- The third day of the week in many religious traditions, and the second day of the week in systems that use the ISO 8601 norm; it follows Monday and precedes Wednesday.
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Tuesday (not comparable)