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Friday the day of the week before Saturday and following Thursday, recorded in Old English and named for the Germanic goddess Frigga, as a translation of the late Latin Veneris dies ‘day of the planet Venus’.

Friday, in memory of Good Friday, was traditionally a day of fasting and abstinence in the Christian Church; it is also often traditionally regarded as an unlucky day, with Friday 13th being particularly perilous.

In Islamic belief, Friday is regarded as the day of the week on which Adam was created (as in Genesis 1:26–7).

See also Black Friday, Bloody Friday.

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Fri·day / ˈfrīdā/ • n. the day of the week before Saturday and following Thursday: he was arrested on Friday the cleaning woman came on Fridays | [as adj.] Friday evening. • adv. on Friday: we'll try again Friday. ∎  (Fridays) on Fridays; each Friday: he goes there Fridays.

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Friday OE. frīġedæġ, corr. to MLG., MDu. vrīdach (Du. vrijdag), OHG. frīatag (G. freitag); i.e. DAY of Frīġ = ON. Frigg name of the wife of Odin, prop. sb. use of fem. of Gmc. *frījaz noble, FREE; WGmc. tr. of late L. Veneris dies day of the planet Venus.

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Friday: see Sabbath; week.

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FridayAllende, 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

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