vrijdag

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch vrīdach, vriendach, from Old Dutch *frīadag, from late Proto-Germanic *Frijjōz dagaz (day of Frigg), calque of Latin dies Veneris.

Compare Low German Freedag, German Freitag, West Frisian freed, English Friday, Danish fredag.

Frigg or Freya was the Germanic goddess of fertility.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvrɛi̯dɑx/
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Noun[edit]

vrijdag m (plural vrijdagen, diminutive vrijdagje n)

  1. Friday

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: Vrydag

See also[edit]