Origin of Wednesdays
Origin of Wednesday
Examples from the Web for wednesdays
Contemporary Examples of wednesdays
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
Lee also touted a "wicked second season of Nashville," which will stay put at 10 p.m. on Wednesdays.
But once you look at Wednesdays and Thursdays, things fall off the precipice altogether.‘Community’: The NBC Comedy is Shelved Until Later, But Why?
October 9, 2012
The CW moved Supernatural to Wednesdays, ordered five new shows, renewed Hart of Dixie, and canceled Secret Circle and Ringer.TV Upfronts 2012: NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, and the CW Announce Schedules
Jace Lacob, Maria Elena Fernandez
May 17, 2012
While we're at it, move Law & Order: SVU back to Wednesdays at 10 p.m. again, pronto.NBC, You've Blown It Again!
October 26, 2010
Historical Examples of wednesdays
I shall expect you on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at eleven o'clock.Sacrifice
Stephen French Whitman
To call on you on one of your Wednesdays is, I know, quite hopeless if one has anything to say.The Limit
I am at work for the tour every day, except my town Wednesdays.The Letters of Charles Dickens
Wednesdays were set aside for another phase of co-ordination.The Gay Gnani of Gingalee
There were to be a market on Wednesdays and a fair at Michaelmas.
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."