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Main Entry: Fri·day
Pronunciation: primarystressfrimacrd-amacr, -emacron
Function: noun
Etymology: Old English frimacrgedæg, literally, "day of Frig"
: the sixth day of the week
Word History The Germanic people of northern Europe worshipped many gods and goddesses in ancient times. Their most important goddess was one who is now usually known as Frigga. Her name in Old English was Frig, and the sixth day of the week was called frimacrgedæg, meaning "day of Frig," in her honor. Modern English Friday comes from Old English frimacrgedæg.

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