of Names of Days
- ME sun(nen)day, OE sunnandaeg, translation of Latin dies Solis,
"Day of the Sun"
- ME mone(n)day, OE mondaeg, translation of Latin Lunae dies, "Day
of the Moon"
Tuesday - ME tewesday, OE tiwesdaeg,
OHG ziestac, Day of the war god Tiw, translation of the Latin dies
Martis, "Day of Mars"
Wednesday - ME Wednesdai, OE
wednesdaeg, mutated version of Wodnesdaeg, Woden's day, compare
with Dutch Woensdag, Danish onsdag, translation of Latin Mercuru
dies, Day of Mercury
Thursday - ME OE Thursdaeg from
Norse Thursdagr, "Thor's day", Germanic translation of
Latin dies Jovis.
Friday - ME OE Frigedaeg, "Freya's
Saturday - ME Saturdai, OE Saternesdaeg,
partial translation of Latin Saturni dies, "Saturn's day
= Middle English
OE = Old English
OF = Old French
OHG = Old High German