Saturday

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English Saterday, from Old English Sæternesdæġ (day of Saturn), from Sætern (Saturn), from Latin Saturnus (the god of agriculture), possibly from Etruscan, + Old English dæġ (day); a translation of Latin diēs Saturnī. Compare West Frisian saterdei, German Low German Saterdag, Dutch zaterdag.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsatədɛj/ or IPA(key): /ˈsatədɪj/
  • (US) enPR: săʹtər-dā, IPA(key): /ˈsætɚdeɪ/ or enPR: săʹtər-di, IPA(key): /ˈsætɚdi/
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Saturday (plural Saturdays)

  1. The seventh day of the week in many religious traditions, and the sixth day of the week in systems using the ISO 8601 norm; observed as the Sabbath in Judaism (i.e., the Jewish Sabbath (Shabbat), Friday sunset to Saturday sunset); it follows Friday and precedes Sunday.

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Saturday (not comparable)

  1. (US, Canada) On Saturday.

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