Tuesdays

Tuesdays

[tooz-deyz, -deez, tyooz-]
adverb
every Tuesday; on Tuesdays: Tuesdays I work at home.

Origin:
Tuesday + -s1

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Tuesday

[tooz-dey, -dee, tyooz-]
noun
the third day of the week, following Monday.

Origin:
before 1050; Middle English tewesday, Old English tīwesdæg (cognate with Old High German zīestac, Old Norse tȳsdagr), orig. phrase Tīwes daeg Tiu's day, translating Latin diēs Mārtis day of Mars. See Tiu, 's1, day


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Tuesday (ˈtjuːzdɪ, -deɪ)
 
n
the third day of the week; second day of the working week
 
[Old English tīwesdæg, literally: day of Tiw, representing Latin diēs Martis day of Mars; compare Old Norse tӯsdagr, Old High German zīostag; see Tiu, day]

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Tuesday
O.E. Tiwesdæg, from Tiwes, gen. of Tiw "Tiu," from P.Gmc. *Tiwaz "god of the sky," differentiated specifically as Tiu, ancient Gmc. god of war, from PIE base *dyeu- "to shine" (see diurnal). Cf. O.N. tysdagr, Swed. tisdag, O.H.G. ziestag. The day name (second element
dæg, see day) is a translation of L. dies Martis (cf. It. martedi, Fr. Mardi) "Day of Mars," from the Roman god of war, who was identified with Gmc. Tiw (though etymologically Tiw is related to Zeus), itself a loan-translation of Gk. Areos hemera. In cognate Ger. Dienstag and Du. Dinstag, the first element would appear to be Gmc. ding, þing "public assembly," but it is now thought to be from Thinxus, one of the names of the war-god in L. inscriptions.
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