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Main Entry: Wednes·day
Pronunciation: primarystresswenz-demacron
Function: noun
Etymology: Old English womacrdnesdæg, literally, "Woden's day"
: the fourth day of the week
Word History Many gods were worshiped by the Germanic people who lived in northern Europe in ancient times. The chief of all the Germanic gods was one who is now usually called Odin. His name in Old English was Woden, and the fourth day of the week was called womacrdnesdæg, "day of Woden," or "Woden's day" in his honor. The Old English womacrdnesdæg eventually became the Modern English Wednesday.

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