Re: Dating Wednesday?

From: tgpedersen
Message: 17920
Date: 2003-01-22

--- In, Piotr Gasiorowski
<piotr.gasiorowski@...> wrote:
> > I seem to recall Dennis Green in 'Language and History in the
Early Germanic World' said the linguistic evidence suggested the name
(and the connection with Mercury) could be dated to Northwest Germany
sometime around 300 AD. But it looks like someone lost the book on me
so I can't check.
> Green notes that High German has the "middle-week" term instead and
mentions the opinion that Wodan was not worshipped in High German
territory, but he gives his support to the theory that after Wodan
was promoted to the position of chief pagan god in Germania, his name
became tabooed in some parts with the advent of Christianity (and
> Piotr

How about the Finnish days of the week: sunnuntai, manantai, tiistai,
keskiviikko, torstai, perjantai, lauantai. A mixed bunch.