Wednesday

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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 Mercury) and Koine Ancient Greek ἡμέρα ‎(hēméra, day) Ἕρμου ‎(Hérmou, of Hermes), via an association of the god Odin (Woden) with Mercury and Hermes.

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

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Wednesday ‎(not comparable)

  1. on Wednesday

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