Origin of Thursday
Examples from the Web for thursday
On Thursday, Garcetti ruled himself out of the race to succeed Boxer.
“Barbarism,” said retired NYPD Officer Jim Smith on Thursday.
But on Thursday Boxer triggered a Golden State political earthquake, announcing that she would not seek a fifth term in 2016.
Houellebecq on Thursday announced that he is suspending promotion of the novel.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
As of Thursday night, the brothers remained on the loose, last seen in northern France.U.S. Spies See Al Qaeda Fingerprints on Paris Massacre|Shane Harris, Nancy A. Youssef|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
"Thursday then," I heard a man's gruff voice reply brusquely.A Village of Vagabonds|F. Berkeley Smith
Mr. Stewart is now here on his way back to his family, whom he will probably join Thursday or Friday.
And everyone who's supposed to go through Shielding on Thursday has the department number stamped on a yellow background.The Very Secret Agent|Mari Wolf
This he accordingly did, the following day being a Thursday.The Old Man in the Corner|Baroness Orczy
The news from Major Anderson reached here early on Thursday, and was immediately communicated to you.The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)|Jefferson Davis
Word Origin for Thursday
Old English Þurresdæg, perhaps a contraction (influenced by Old Norse Þorsdagr) of Þunresdæg, literally "Thor's day," from Þunre, genitive of Þunor "Thor" (see Thor); from Proto-Germanic *thonaras daga- (cf. Old Frisian thunresdei, Middle Dutch donresdach, Dutch donderdag, Old High German Donares tag, German Donnerstag "Thursday"), a loan-translation of Latin Jovis dies "day of Jupiter."
Jupiter was identified with the Germanic Thor. The Latin word is the source of Italian giovedi, Old French juesdi, French jeudi, Spanish jueves, and is itself a loan-translation of Greek dios hemera "the day of Zeus."