Origin of Wednesday
Examples from the Web for wednesday
Contemporary Examples of wednesday
The cartoonist, better known as Charb, was shot dead Wednesday.France Kills Charlie Hebdo Murderers
January 9, 2015
Late Wednesday night, French authorities reported that Mourad had surrendered to police, while the two brothers remained at large.Police Hunt for Paris Massacre Suspects
Tracy McNicoll, Christopher Dickey
January 7, 2015
But by Wednesday evening there was little in the way of organized protests or random unrest in the area.St. Louis Shooting Is the Anti-Ferguson
December 25, 2014
And it was sad, very sad, to be with Mister Ham Wednesday afternoon.The Stacks: Sell the Overcoat, Keep the Dignity
December 22, 2014
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
December 20, 2014
Historical Examples of wednesday
We started from Perth on the afternoon of Wednesday, the 30th of March, 1870.
I hope to reach the Peake on Wednesday night, where we shall be able to get something to eat.
But Mr. Gladstone rallied again, and Wednesday morning he was still living.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
Hardy was not able to remain in Plymouth longer than Wednesday.Life in London
"Wednesday's only four days off," she said, with a fine assumption of briskness.Quaint Courtships
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."