Reconstruction:Proto-West Germanic/Sāturnas dag

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This Proto-West Germanic entry contains reconstructed terms and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-West Germanic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A partial calque of Latin diēs Sāturni (Saturday, literally day of Saturn). The Old English form appears to descend from a variant form *Saturnas dag (with short a), as one would otherwise expect sǣternesdæg.

In all (modern) High and most Low German dialects, other words for Saturday are found instead which commonly refer to Sunday or the Sabbath day, e.g. Old High German sambaztag (literally Sabbath-day) (modern German Samstag), and Old High German sunnūnāband (literally Sunday eve) (modern German Sonnabend) (see also Old English sunnanǣfen (evening before Sunday) and Old Norse sunnunótt (night before Sunday)).

Noun[edit]

*Sāturnas dag m

  1. Saturday

Inflection[edit]

Masculine a-stem
Singular
Nominative *Sāturnas dag
Genitive *Sāturnas dagas
Singular Plural
Nominative *Sāturnas dag *Sāturnas dagō, *Sāturnas dagōs
Accusative *Sāturnas dag *Sāturnas dagā
Genitive *Sāturnas dagas *Sāturnas dagō
Dative *Sāturnas dagē *Sāturnas dagum
Instrumental *Sāturnas dagu *Sāturnas dagum

Descendants[edit]

See also[edit]

Days of the week in Proto-West Germanic · *wikōn dagō (layout · text)
*sunnōn dag *mānini dag *Tīwas dag *Wōdanas dag *Þunras dag *Frījā dag *Sāturnas dag