Category:la:Days of the week

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

» Latin language » All topics » Time » Timekeeping » Calendar terms » Days of the week

Latin terms related to days of the week.[edit]


The Romans did not have names for the seven days of the week until 321 CE, after the Emperor Constantine legalized Christianity. At that time, the following seven names based on the gods and planets were adopted.

  1. dīēs Sōlis (day of the sun, Sunday)
  2. dīēs Lūnae (day of the moon, Monday)
  3. dīēs Mārtis (day of Mars, Tuesday)
  4. dīēs Mercuriī (day of Mercury, Wednesday)
  5. dīēs Iovis (day of Jupiter/Jove, Thursday)
  6. dīēs Veneris (day of Venus, Friday)
  7. dīēs Saturnī (day of Saturn, Saturday)

Pages in category "la:Days of the week"

The following 10 pages are in this category, out of 10 total.