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Days of the week
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Etymology Edit

From diēs (day) +‎ dominicus (of the Lord (adj.)). Since the head-noun diēs could be either masculine or feminine, the phrase has a feminine counterpart in diēs Dominica.

Found from about 200 CE onwards as a Christian replacement for the pagan diēs Sōlis (Sunday, literally day of the sun-god Sol). Completely erased the latter, as far as Romance is concerned.

Pronunciation Edit

Noun Edit

diēs Dominicus m (genitive diēī Dominicī); fifth declension

  1. (Late Latin) Sunday

Declension Edit

Fifth-declension noun with a second-declension adjective.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative diēs Dominicus diēs Dominicī
Genitive diēī Dominicī diērum Dominicōrum
Dative diēī Dominicō diēbus Dominicīs
Accusative diem Dominicum diēs Dominicōs
Ablative diē Dominicō diēbus Dominicīs
Vocative diēs Dominice diēs Dominicī

Descendants Edit

See also diēs Dominica.

References Edit