Origin of Monday
Examples from the Web for mondays
Contemporary Examples of mondays
For now, the coherence and scale of Moral Mondays is a success ironically founded in shared defeat.Progressive-palooza: On Obama, Occupy, and Moral Monday
July 5, 2014
Neil deGrasse Tyson has never suffered from a case of the Mondays.
Football is played every week of the season on Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays.Move the Damn Super Bowl to Saturday!
February 1, 2014
Dad is off on Mondays and Lexy is at daycare, but it is a regular work day for mom.Ex-Cop’s Shooting of Texting Moviegoer Ends in Tragedy
January 15, 2014
On Mondays and Thursdays, meals are served at 5pm to whomever comes—no questions asked.A Dickensian Christmas For Greece’s New Poor
Barbie Latza Nadeau
December 22, 2013
Historical Examples of mondays
I shall expect you on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at eleven o'clock.Sacrifice
Stephen French Whitman
For one thing, on Mondays, the market-day, the Caf Prosper was untenantable.Ten Tales
Five or six Sundays came and went, with Mondays following regular.Torchy and Vee
You ought to come to our committee meetings; they're on Mondays at seven.The Island Pharisees
Mondays were Blanca's "days," and Cecilia made her way towards the studio.Fraternity
Word Origin for Monday
Old English mondæg, monandæg "Monday," literally "day of the moon," from mona (genitive monan; see moon (n.)) + dæg (see day). Common Germanic (cf. Old Norse manandagr, Old Frisian monendei, Dutch maandag, German Montag) loan-translation of Late Latin Lunæ dies, source of the day name in Romance languages (cf. French lundi, Italian lunedi, Spanish lunes), itself a loan-translation of Greek selenes hemera. The name for this day in Slavic tongues generally means "day after Sunday."
Phrase Monday morning quarterback is attested from 1932, Monday being the first day back at work after the weekend, when school and college football games were played. Black Monday (mid-14c.) is the Monday after Easter day, though how it got its reputation for bad luck is a mystery. Saint Monday (1753) was "used with reference to the practice among workmen of being idle Monday, as a consequence of drunkenness on the Sunday" before [OED]. Clergymen, meanwhile, when indisposed complained of feeling Mondayish (1804) in reference to effects of Sunday's labors.