Origin of Tuesdays
Origin of Tuesday
Examples from the Web for tuesdays
Contemporary Examples of tuesdays
I believe Tuesdays are the days he signs off on the people on the list.Laura Poitras on Snowden's Unrevealed Secrets
December 1, 2014
An example of a law that would flunk the rational basis test is one that prohibits people born on Tuesdays from driving.Judges Now Recognize Anti-Gay Marriage Laws Are Irrational
Geoffrey R. Stone
April 3, 2014
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, people line up to take hot showers.A Dickensian Christmas For Greece’s New Poor
Barbie Latza Nadeau
December 22, 2013
After school, she heads to an enrichment program: architecture on Mondays, rocketry on Tuesdays, and sculpture on Wednesdays.Ralph Lauren Child Model, From Roadside to Runway
May 23, 2013
Why lead off Tuesdays with new entry The Originals instead of pairing it with its predecessor, The Vampire Diaries?
Historical Examples of tuesdays
I have already met the count, but I should like to go to them on their Tuesdays.
Why not announce that on Tuesdays you are at home to clever people and friends only?The Dominant Strain
Anna Chapin Ray
You know it was planned that he should always come Tuesdays.'John Gayther's Garden and the Stories Told Therein
Frank R. Stockton
But Tuesdays, unless a fair happens to fall on Tuesday, are quiet days.Lady Bountiful
George A. Birmingham
On Tuesdays he journeyed up to town by train; Irene came and dined with him.Five Tales
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.