Category:gem-pro:Days of the week

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Proto-Germanic terms for the days of the week.

These names are calques of Latin day names, and do not actually date to the Proto-Germanic period. They were introduced in southern Germanic at some point during the 3rd to 5th centuries, at a time when the dialects had already begun to diversify significantly. It then spread throughout Germanic Europe with the spread of Christianity, and since a dialect continuum may still have existed, this would have made propagation of analogical dialect forms relatively easy. The names listed here are therefore not the actual ancestors of their later descendants, but the descendants were probably borrowed from nearby dialects as though they had been.