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Thursday

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Etymology

Middle English, from Old English þursdæġ, a contraction of þunresdæġ Thor’s day. From Proto-Germanic *thonaras daga-, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)tene- (to thunder).

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɜ:(r)zdeɪ, Rhymes: -ɜ:(r)zdi

Proper noun

Singular
Thursday

Plural
s

Thursday (s)

  1. The fifth day of the week in the USA, and the fourth day of the week in Europe and in systems using the ISO 8601 norm; it follows Wednesday and precedes Friday.

Derived terms

  • Ascension Thursday
  • Black Thursday
  • Bounds Thursday
  • Carnival Thursday
  • Chare Thursday
  • dirty tricks Thursday
  • dress-up Thursday
  • Fat Thursday
  • Great and Holy Thursday
  • Great Thursday
  • Green Thursday
  • Hallow Thursday
  • Holy Thursday
  • Maundy Thursday
  • Running Thursday
  • Shear Thursday
  • Sheer Thursday
  • Shore Thursday, Shorpthursday, Shorthursday

Translations

Adverb

Thursday (not comparable)

Positive
Thursday

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. on Thursday

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