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English

Etymology

Via Middle English < Old English dæġ < Proto-Germanic *dagaz < Proto-Indo-European *dhegh- (to burn). Not related to Latin dies (< Proto-Indo-European *dyeu- (to shine)), but rather to Sanskrit dāhas ‘heat’ < Proto-Indo-European *dhegh- (to burn). Cognates include Swedish and Dutch dag and German Tag ‘day’.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
day

Plural
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  1. A period of 24 hours.
  2. The period from midnight to the following midnight. There are 7 days in a week: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
  3. Rotational period of a planet (especially earth).
  4. The part of a day period which one spends at one’s job, school, etc.
    • I worked two days last week.
  5. Part of a day period between sunrise and sunset where one enjoys daylight, daytime.
    • day and night.

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Scots

Etymology

From Old English dæġ.

Noun

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Singular
day

Plural
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  1. day
  2. (definite singular) today
    • A’m sorry, A’ve no seen Angus the day.
      I’m sorry, I haven’t seen Angus today.

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