Wednesday

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English Wednesdai, Wodnesdei, from Old English wōdnesdæġ (Wednesday), from a Germanic (compare Proto-Germanic *Wōdanas dagaz) calque of Latin dies (day) Mercurii (of Mercurii) and Koine Ancient Greek ἡμέρα (hēméra, day) Ἕρμου (Hérmou, of Hermes), via an association of the god Odin (Woden) with Mercury and Hermes.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈwɛdᵊnzdeɪ/, /ˈwɛnzdeɪ/ or /ˈwɛdᵊnzdi/, /ˈwɛnzdi/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈwɛnzdeɪ/, /ˈwɛnzdi/
  • (Scotland) IPA(key): /ˈwɛ(ʔə)nzde/
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Noun[edit]

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Wednesday (plural Wednesdays)

  1. The fourth day of the week in many religious traditions, and the third day of the week in systems using the ISO 8601 norm; it follows Tuesday and precedes Thursday.

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Wednesday

  1. (UK, soccer) nickname of Sheffield Wednesday of the Football League.

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Wednesday (not comparable)

  1. on Wednesday

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