>A common example of this view is:
> there is something I have been wondering about:
> Tuesday ='s Dingstag, Dinstag, and Dienstag .. which superficially
> sounds like Things-day, and thus strengthens the connection between
> Tiw and the assembly known as the Thing.
> However, I read somewhere.. (and I sadly cannot recall where) thatAny thoughts on whether Grimm was right or wrong on this one??
> Dingstag, Dinstag, and Dienstag ALL stem from NOT from the Thing
> but rather they develop as a derivation of Tiw or Tig or some such.
> oh, here it is....
> Grimm's Teutonic Mythology states:
> "In central Germany the form diestag, ticstag [[[Tie's day?]]]
> seems to predominate (diestik in the Rhön), whence our dienstag
> (less correctly dinstag, there is good reason for the ie); the
> spelling dingstag [[[thing's day]]], as if from ding, thing,
> judicium, is false; dinstag occurs in Gaupps magdeb. recht p. 272."
> Could anyone clarify this and tell me what seems to be supported by
> the experts?