Monday

Monday

[muhn-dey, -dee]
noun
the second day of the week, following Sunday.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English Mone(n)day, Old English mōn(an)dæg, translation of Late Latin lūnae diēs moon's day

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Monday (ˈmʌndɪ, -deɪ)
 
n
the second day of the week; first day of the working week
 
[Old English mōnandæg moon's day, translation of Late Latin lūnae diēs]

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Monday
O.E. monandæg "day of the moon," from mona (gen. monan) + dæg (see day). Common Gmc. (cf. O.N. manandagr, O.Fris. monendei, Ger. Montag) loan-translation of L.L. Lunæ dies, source of the day name in Romance languages (cf. Fr. lundi, It. lunedi, Sp. lunes),
itself a loan-translation of Gk. selenes hemera. The name for this day in Slavic tongues generally means "day after Sunday." Phrase Monday morning quarterback is attested from 1932, Monday being the first day back at work after the weekend, when school and college football games were played. Black Monday (1359) is the Monday after Easter day, though how it got its reputation for bad luck is a mystery. Saint Monday (1753) was "used with reference to the practice among workmen of being idle Monday, as a consequence of drunkenness on the Sunday" before [OED]. Clergymen, meanwhile, when indisposed complained of feeling Mondayish (1804) in ref. to effects of Sunday's labors.
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