Thursday

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From Middle English, from Old English þursdæġ, þurresdæġ(Thursday), possibly from a contraction of Old English þunresdæġ(Thursday, literally Thor's day), but more likely of North Germanic origin, from Old Norse þōrsdagr or Old Danish þūrsdag(Thursday); all from Proto-Germanic *Þunras dagaz(Thor's day). Compare West Frisian tongersdei, Low German Dunnersdag, Dutch donderdag, German Donnerstag, Danish torsdag. More at thunder, day.

A calque of Latin dies Iovis (dies Jovis), via an association (interpretātiō germānica) of the god Thor with the Roman god of thunder Jove (Jupiter).

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Thursday ‎(plural Thursdays)

  1. The fifth day of the week in many religious traditions, and the fourth day of the week in systems using the ISO 8601 norm; it follows Wednesday and precedes Friday.

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Thursday ‎(not comparable)

  1. (US, Canada) on Thursday

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