Origin of Friday
Examples from the Web for fridays
Contemporary Examples of fridays
Fridays there is ethics and law of war training and instruction.Pentagon Insider on New Plan to Fight ISIS: ‘Of Course It’s Not Enough’
Nancy A. Youssef
January 6, 2015
In celebration of the darkest of Black Fridays, she just released a new single, “Pietà.”Is Bigger Better for St. Vincent?
December 4, 2014
According to the Fridays host and the waiters I spoke to, the promotion has been a success.
Indeed, chains like TGI Fridays have lost about seven million visitors since 2009.
Its doors open only on Fridays and only for brunch, but they are not open to the public.Tehran’s Underground Speakeasies
June 15, 2014
Historical Examples of fridays
I shall expect you on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at eleven o'clock.Sacrifice
Stephen French Whitman
They are said to bathe only on Fridays, and some of them not on every Friday.
Don't you know yet that abody don't weed a garden on Fridays?Patchwork
Anna Balmer Myers
She answered somewhat stiffly: "Fridays, second and fourth."The Coast of Chance
Fridays, when the Petty Sessions' Court sits, are almost as busy.Lady Bountiful
George A. Birmingham
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).