Origin of Friday
Examples from the Web for friday
France 24's coverage of two developing hostage situations in Paris on Friday.
On Friday, the story had looked like it might blow over as Buckingham Palace sought to dismiss it as a “civil case.”Buckingham Palace Disputes Sex Allegations Against Prince ‘Randy Andy’|Tom Sykes|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The movie we went to that Friday night in 1953 was The Big Heat.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The Friday Night Lights television show featured characters talking of “Texas forever.”
Schiff told The Daily Beast that he was given a classified briefing about the Sony attack from the intelligence community Friday.
If you want his return say nothing but leave $1,000 under the old oak tree on the river bank Friday night.The Motor Boys Afloat|Clarence Young
On Friday he betook himself to the church, and read certain passages of his sermon from the pulpit.The Son of a Servant|August Strindberg
You will travel down with us on Friday afternoon, and stay as long as you can the next week.What a Man Wills|Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Mr. Stewart is now here on his way back to his family, whom he will probably join Thursday or Friday.
On Friday evening he came home hurriedly, staying just long enough to shave and change his collar.Shandygaff|Christopher Morley
Word Origin for Friday
Old English frigedæg "Frigga's day," from Frige, genitive of Frig (see Frigg), Germanic goddess of married love, a West Germanic translation of Latin dies Veneris "day of (the planet) Venus," which itself translated Greek Aphrodites hemera.
Cf. Old Norse frijadagr, Old Frisian frigendei, Middle Dutch vridach, Dutch vrijdag, German Freitag "Friday," and the Latin-derived cognates Old French vendresdi, French vendredi, Spanish viernes.
In the Germanic pantheon, Freya (q.v.) corresponds more closely in character to Venus than Frigg does, and some early Icelandic writers used Freyjudagr for "Friday."
Black Friday as the name for the busy shopping day after U.S. Thanksgiving holiday is said to date from 1960s and perhaps was coined by those who had the job of controlling the crowds, not by the merchants; earlier it was used principally of days when financial markets crashed.
A native character in Robinson Crusoe, so named because Crusoe found him on a Friday. Friday places himself in service to Crusoe and helps him survive.
see black Friday; girl Friday; thank god (it's Friday).