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Main Entry: Sat·ur·day
Pronunciation: primarystresssat-schward-emacron
Function: noun
Etymology: Old English sæterndæg, literally, "Saturn's day," derived from Latin Saturnus "Saturn"
: the seventh day of the week
Word History Several of the days of the week, such as Tuesday and Wednesday, get their English names from Germanic gods, but Saturday gets its name from a Roman one. Saturnus was the name of an important Roman god of agriculture, known in English as Saturn. The Old English word sæterndæg, "Saturn's day," came originally from the god's Latin name. The modern English Saturday comes from the Old English sæterndæg.

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