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Main Entry: Thurs·day
Pronunciation: primarystressthschwarz-demacron
Function: noun
Etymology: Old English thursdæg, from early Norse thomacrrsdagr, literally "day of Thor"
: the fifth day of the week
Word History Among the many gods worshiped by the Germanic people who lived in northern Europe in ancient times was one whose name was Thor. Thor was the god of thunder, weather, and crops. In the early Norse language, the fifth day of the week was known as thomacrrsdagr, literally "day of Thor," in his honor. The Norse name came into Old English as thursdæg, which in time became the Modern English Thursday.

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