Skip to main content

Wednesday

Wednesday XIII. corr. to OFris. wēnsdei, app. repr. a form with mutation (*wōðinaz) repl. OE. wōdnesdæġ = OFris. wōnsdei, MLG. wōdensdach (Du. woensdag), ON. óðinsdagr ‘day of Odin’, tr. late L. Mercurii diēs ‘day of the planet Mercury’. OE. Wōden = OS. Wōden, OHG. Wuotan, ON. Óaðin is referred to the Gmc. base *wōð- be excited or inspired.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Wednesday." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology. . Encyclopedia.com. 24 May. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Wednesday." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology. . Encyclopedia.com. (May 24, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/wednesday-2

"Wednesday." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology. . Retrieved May 24, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/wednesday-2

Wednesday

Wednes·day / ˈwenzˌdā; -ˌdē/ • n. the day of the week before Thursday and following Tuesday: a report goes before the councilors on Wednesday they finish early on Wednesdays | [as adj.] on a Wednesday morning. • adv. on Wednesday: see you Wednesday. ∎  (Wednesdays) on Wednesdays; each Wednesday: Wednesdays, the jazz DJ hosts a jam session.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Wednesday." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Encyclopedia.com. 24 May. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Wednesday." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Encyclopedia.com. (May 24, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/wednesday-1

"Wednesday." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Retrieved May 24, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/wednesday-1

Wednesday

Wednesday the day of the week before Thursday and following Tuesday. Recorded from Old English (in the form Wōdnesdæg) it is named after the Germanic god Odin, and is the equivalent of late Latin Mercurii dies.

See also Ash Wednesday, Black Wednesday at black, Spy Wednesday.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Wednesday." The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. . Encyclopedia.com. 24 May. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Wednesday." The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. . Encyclopedia.com. (May 24, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/wednesday

"Wednesday." The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. . Retrieved May 24, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/wednesday

Wednesday

Wednesday: see week.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Wednesday." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Encyclopedia.com. 24 May. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Wednesday." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Encyclopedia.com. (May 24, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/reference/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/wednesday

"Wednesday." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Retrieved May 24, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/reference/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/wednesday

Wednesday

WednesdayAllende, duende •Wednesday •heyday, mayday, payday •bidet • weekday • Halliday • holiday •Friday • Hobday • washday • Corday •magna cum laude, summa cum laude •Daudet, démodé •noonday • Tuesday •Domesday, doomsday •Yaoundé • someday •Monday, sundae, Sunday •Muscadet • workaday • faraday •Saturday • yesterday • workday •birthday • Thursday

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Wednesday." Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes. . Encyclopedia.com. 24 May. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Wednesday." Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes. . Encyclopedia.com. (May 24, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/wednesday-0

"Wednesday." Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes. . Retrieved May 24, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/wednesday-0