• The fourth day of the week in many religious traditions, and the third day of the week in systems using the ISO 8601 norm; it follows Tuesday and precedes Thursday.

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  • nickname of Sheffield Wednesday of the Football League.


  • on Wednesday


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  • From Middle English Wednesday, Wednesdai, Wodnesdei, from Old English wōdnesdæġ ("Wednesday"), from Proto-West Germanic *Wōdanas dag, a calque (interpretātiō germānica) of Latin diēs Mercuriī ("day of Mercury") and Koine Ancient Greek ἡμέρα ("day") Ἑρμοῦ, via an association of the god Odin (Woden) with Mercury and Hermes.
  • Cognate with West Frisian woansdei ("Wednesday"), Dutch woensdag ("Wednesday"), Dutch Low Saxon woonsdag ("Wednesday"), dialectal German Wodenstag ("Wednesday"), Danish onsdag ("Wednesday"), Norwegian Bokmål onsdag ("Wednesday"), Swedish onsdag ("Wednesday").

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