Origin of Thursdays
Origin of Thursday
Examples from the Web for thursdays
The cleaning woman, who comes out from Detroit on Thursdays, was standing in the kitchen with her coat and hat on.
Football is played every week of the season on Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays.
On Mondays and Thursdays, meals are served at 5pm to whomever comes—no questions asked.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, people line up to take hot showers.
Now he appears on Thursdays, as a regular guest of another talk show host.Meet the Stalinist, Putin-Loving American Expat Taking Over Russia's Radio Waves|Justin Green|April 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Lots of people have struggled to go to Cornelia's Thursdays, and not gone, after all.An Ambitious Woman|Edgar Fawcett
Thursdays, because we receive then; occasionally on other days.Monsieur Cherami|Charles Paul de Kock
"You see the fame of your Thursdays has spread to England," Osmond remarked to his wife.
To the Thursdays Mr. Goodwood came regularly, solemnly, rather early; he appeared to regard them with a good deal of gravity.
Then, Nan had a day each week on which she received her friends, and on these Thursdays Patty was supposed also to act as hostess.Patty's Summer Days|Carolyn Wells
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."