william ashley sunday

Sunday

[suhn-dey, -dee]
noun
1.
William Ashley [ash-lee] , ("Billy Sunday") 1862–1935, U.S. evangelist.
2.
a female given name.
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Sunday (ˈsʌndɪ, -deɪ)
 
n
the first day of the week and the Christian day of worship
 
[Old English sunnandæg, translation of Latin diēs sōlis day of the sun, translation of Greek hēmera hēliou; related to Old Norse sunnu dagr, German Sonntag]

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Sunday
O.E. Sunnandæg, lit. "day of the sun," from sunnan, oblique case of sunne "sun" + dæg "day," from a W.Gmc. loan-translation of L. dies solis "day of the sun," which is itself a loan-translation of Gk. hemera heliou. Cf. O.N. sunnundagr, Ger. Sonntag "Sunday." Like other weekday names, not
regularly capitalized until 17c. Sunday school dates from 1783 (originally for secular instruction); Sunday clothes is from 1642. Sunday driver is from 1925.
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