Origin of Tuesday
Examples from the Web for tuesday
Contemporary Examples of tuesday
Reached Tuesday, a Sitrick Co. rep confirmed they parted ways with Epstein in April 2011.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking
January 8, 2015
This reporter knocked at the Wilkins home on Tuesday morning but received neither an answer nor the business end of a shotgun.The 7-Year-Old Plane Crash Survivor’s Brutal Journey Through the Woods
January 7, 2015
On Tuesday, President Obama will meet with Enrique Peña Nieto, the President of Mexico.Why Mexicans Are Enraged by Obama’s Big Tuesday Meeting
Ruben Navarrette Jr.
January 6, 2015
So far, just four members, including Gohmert and Yoho, have announced they will oppose Boehner on Tuesday.
But this year, instead of simply voting against Boehner on Tuesday, at least two members of the group are vying to replace him.
Historical Examples of tuesday
During Tuesday the body was viewed by the tenants on the estate, the neighbors and friends.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
The burial took place at Mount Auburn on the ensuing Tuesday.Biographical Sketches
This preparatory work occupied the whole of Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.The Field of Ice
I want you to hold that canoe for me against all comers for Tuesday.One Day's Courtship
The next boat south gets in next week, Tuesday or Wednesday.The Forest
Stewart Edward White
Word Origin for Tuesday
Old English Tiwesdæg, from Tiwes, genitive of Tiw "Tiu," from Proto-Germanic *Tiwaz "god of the sky," differentiated specifically as Tiu, ancient Germanic god of war, from PIE root *dyeu- "to shine" (see diurnal). Cf. Old Norse tysdagr, Swedish tisdag, Old High German ziestag.
The day name (second element dæg, see day) is a translation of Latin dies Martis (cf. Italian martedi, French Mardi) "Day of Mars," from the Roman god of war, who was identified with Germanic Tiw (though etymologically Tiw is related to Zeus), itself a loan-translation of Greek Areos hemera. In cognate German Dienstag and Dutch Dinsdag, the first element would appear to be Germanic ding, þing "public assembly," but it is now thought to be from Thinxus, one of the names of the war-god in Latin inscriptions.