Wednesday

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From Middle English Wednesday, Wednesdai, Wodnesdei, from Old English wōdnesdæġ (Wednesday), from Proto-Germanic *Wōdanas dagaz, a calque (interpretātiō germānica) of Latin diēs Mercuriī (day of Mercury) and Koine Ancient Greek ἡμέρα (hēméra, day) Ἑρμοῦ (Hermoû, of Hermes), via an association of the god Odin (Woden) with Mercury and Hermes.

Cognate with West Frisian woansdei (Wednesday), Dutch woensdag (Wednesday), Dutch Low Saxon woonsdag (Wednesday), dialectal German Wodenstag (Wednesday), Danish onsdag (Wednesday), Norwegian Bokmål onsdag (Wednesday), Swedish onsdag (Wednesday).

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Wednesday (plural Wednesdays)

  1. The fourth day of the week in many religious traditions, and the third day of the week in systems using the ISO 8601 norm; it follows Tuesday and precedes Thursday.

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  • Maori: Wenerei

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Wednesday

  1. (Britain, soccer) nickname of Sheffield Wednesday of the Football League.

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Wednesday (not comparable)

  1. (US, Canada) on Wednesday

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EtymologyEdit

From Old English *wēdnesdæġ, a by-form of wōdnesdæġ, from Proto-Germanic *Wōdanas dagaz.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈwɛ(d)n(i)zdɛi̯/

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Wednesday

  1. Wednesday

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