þórsdagur

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse þórsdagr (Thor's day, day of Thor) Þórr (Thor) (modern Icelandic Þór) and dagr (a day) (modern Icelandic dagur (a day)). Corresponds to late Proto-Germanic *Þunras dagaz (day of Thor), calque of Latin dies Iovis.

Noun[edit]

þórsdagur m (genitive singular þórsdags, nominative plural þórsdagar)

  1. (archaic) Thursday

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Usage notes[edit]

  • This word was replaced during Iceland’s shift to Christianity by fimmtudagur, which means simply “fifth day”. It is now considered archaic, but may be used jocularly or by some revivalists.