A Lackadaisical Lexicon for Laggard Logophiles
WEDNESDAY
[noun]
the fourth day of the week, following Tuesday; the third working day of the week.
The name is derived from Old English Wōdnesdæg and Middle English Wednesdei, “day of Wodanaz”, ultimately a calque of dies Mercurii “day of Mercury.”
Odin (Old Norse Óðinn) is a major god in Norse mythology and the ruler of Asgard. Homologous with the Old English “Wōden”, the Old Saxon “Wôdan” and the Old High German “Wôtan”, the name is descended from Proto-Germanic “*Wodanaz” or “*Wōđanaz”. “Odin” is generally accepted as the modern English form of the name, although, in some cases, older forms may be used or preferred. His name is related to ōðr, meaning “fury, excitation,” besides “mind,” or “poetry.”
Odin is a principal member of the Æsir (the major group of the Norse pantheon) and is associated with war, battle, victory and death, but also wisdom, Shamanism, magic, poetry, prophecy, and the hunt. Odin has many sons, the most famous of whom is Thor.
Mercury is the Roman god of commerce, travel, thievery, eloquence and science. He is the messenger of the other gods. Hermes is the prototype for Mercury and the Greek god of commerce, invention, cunning, and theft. He is the messenger and herald of the other gods. He serves as patron of travellers and rogues, and is the conductor of the dead to Hades.
Etymology: ‘Odin’s day’ - Ancient Greek hemera Hermu (day of Hermes) > Latin dies Mercurii (day of Mercury) > Old English wodnesdæg (Woden’s day); Middle English wodnesday, wednesday, or wednesdai.
[Jan Bintakies] [1] [2]

WEDNESDAY

[noun]

the fourth day of the week, following Tuesday; the third working day of the week.

The name is derived from Old English Wōdnesdæg and Middle English Wednesdei, “day of Wodanaz”, ultimately a calque of dies Mercurii “day of Mercury.”

Odin (Old Norse Óðinn) is a major god in Norse mythology and the ruler of Asgard. Homologous with the Old English “Wōden”, the Old Saxon “Wôdan” and the Old High German “Wôtan”, the name is descended from Proto-Germanic “*Wodanaz” or “*Wōđanaz”. “Odin” is generally accepted as the modern English form of the name, although, in some cases, older forms may be used or preferred. His name is related to ōðr, meaning “fury, excitation,” besides “mind,” or “poetry.”

Odin is a principal member of the Æsir (the major group of the Norse pantheon) and is associated with war, battle, victory and death, but also wisdom, Shamanism, magic, poetry, prophecy, and the hunt. Odin has many sons, the most famous of whom is Thor.

Mercury is the Roman god of commerce, travel, thievery, eloquence and science. He is the messenger of the other gods. Hermes is the prototype for Mercury and the Greek god of commerce, invention, cunning, and theft. He is the messenger and herald of the other gods. He serves as patron of travellers and rogues, and is the conductor of the dead to Hades.

Etymology: ‘Odin’s day’ - Ancient Greek hemera Hermu (day of Hermes) > Latin dies Mercurii (day of Mercury) > Old English wodnesdæg (Woden’s day); Middle English wodnesdaywednesday, or wednesdai.

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