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Main Entry: 1SunĚday
Etymology: Old English sunnandæg "Sunday," from sunne "sun" + dæg "day" : the first day of the week : the Christian Sabbath Word History It was believed in ancient times that there were seven "planets," including the sun and the moon. The days of the week were named in Latin for these "planets." One of the days was named dies solis, meaning "day of the sun." The Latin name was later translated into other languages. Dies solis became sunnandæg in Old English. The modern English Sunday comes from the Old English sunnandæg.