Wednesday

[ wenz-dey, -dee ]
/ ˈwɛnz deɪ, -di /

noun

the fourth day of the week, following Tuesday.

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Origin of Wednesday

before 950; Middle English Wednesdai,Old English *Wēdnesdæg, mutated variant of Wōdnesdæg Woden's day; cognate with Dutch Woensdag,Danish onsdag; translation of Latin Mercuriī diēs day of Mercury

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Wednesday
/ (ˈwɛnzdɪ, -deɪ) /

noun

the fourth day of the week; third day of the working week

Word Origin for Wednesday

Old English Wōdnes dæg Woden's day, translation of Latin mercurii dies Mercury's day; related to Old Frisian wōnsdei, Middle Dutch wōdensdach (Dutch woensdag)
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