Sunday

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English sunnenday from Old English sunnandæg (day of the sun), from sunne (sun), + dæg (day), late Proto-Germanic *sunnōniz dagaz, as a translation of Latin dies solis; declared the "venerable day of the sun" by Roman Emperor Constantine on March 7, 321 CE. Compare Low German Sünndag, Dutch zondag, West Frisian snein, German Sonntag, Danish søndag.

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Sunday (plural Sundays)

  1. The seventh day of the week in systems using the ISO 8601 standard, or the first day of the week in many religious traditions. The Sabbath for most Christians; it follows Saturday and precedes Monday.
    • 2012 June 19, Phil McNulty, “England 1-0 Ukraine”, BBC Sport:
      And after missing a simple header in the first half, the Manchester United striker ensured England topped Group D to set up a quarter-final meeting with Italy in Kiev on Sunday.
  2. (informal) A newspaper published on Sunday.
    • 1974, John le Carré, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
      I gave him the switchboard with my love, went down to the Savoy for breakfast and read the Sundays.

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Sunday (not comparable)

  1. On Sunday

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