Origin of Wednesday
Examples from the Web for wednesday
The cartoonist, better known as Charb, was shot dead Wednesday.
Late Wednesday night, French authorities reported that Mourad had surrendered to police, while the two brothers remained at large.
But by Wednesday evening there was little in the way of organized protests or random unrest in the area.
And it was sad, very sad, to be with Mister Ham Wednesday afternoon.
On Wednesday, U.S. warplanes targeted a car he was traveling in on the eastern side of the city.Iraqi Kurds Get Their Groove Back, End Siege of Mount Sinjar|Jamie Dettmer|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
During Wednesday's march, 17th August, we crossed the low shoulders of many rocky ridges.Khartoum Campaign, 1898|Bennet Burleigh
On Ash Wednesday, the indulgences were promenaded through the town amid satirical songs.History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, Vol 2|J. H. Merle D'Aubign
It was not until Wednesday afternoon that Mabel learned that Maude also was to stay at home.Girls of Highland Hall|Carolyn Watson Rankin
I'll take 'Arry down to-morrow morning, then I'll come and fetch you on Wednesday.Demos|George Gissing
I wrote to you last on Wednesday, the day on which my father was to come to town.Records of Later Life|Frances Ann Kemble
Word Origin for Wednesday
Old English Wodnesdæg "Woden's day," a Germanic loan-translation of Latin dies Mercurii "day of Mercury" (cf. Old Norse Oðinsdagr, Swedish Onsdag, Old Frisian Wonsdei, Middle Dutch Wudensdach). For Woden, see Odin.
Contracted pronunciation is recorded from 15c. The Odin-based name is missing in German (mittwoch, from Old High German mittwocha, literally "mid-week"), probably by influence of Gothic, which seems to have adopted a pure ecclesiastical (i.e. non-astrological) week from Greek missionaries. The Gothic model also seems to be the source of Polish środa, Russian sreda "Wednesday," literally "middle."