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The names of the week

Updated on March 18, 2017
Sunday -  Sun Day
Sunday - Sun Day | Source
Monday - Moon Day
Monday - Moon Day | Source
Mars - Tuesday or Martis in Latin
Mars - Tuesday or Martis in Latin | Source
Mercury -  Wednesday or Mercurii in Latin
Mercury - Wednesday or Mercurii in Latin | Source
Jupiter - Thursday or Lovis in Latin
Jupiter - Thursday or Lovis in Latin | Source
Venus - Friday or veneris in Latin
Venus - Friday or veneris in Latin | Source
Saturn - Saturday or Saturn Day
Saturn - Saturday or Saturn Day | Source

Did you know that the days of the week were named after the planets? Well now you do and I explain now how they were named!!!! It all started with the 7 classical planets Mercury, Venus, Mars Jupiter, Saturn, the Sun and the Moon

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      xxtonybxx 6 years ago from wales

      This actually makes more sense in french or italian, ie lunedi, martedi, mercoledi, venerdi, giovedi, sabato, domenica(Italian). I would assume the same applies in the other mainly latin derived languages. However our days of the week are actually heavily linked to the germanic and scandinavian versions, though these also have some latin influence. Confuses the hell out of me lol :).

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      K.A.E Grove 6 years ago from Australia

      its always nice to learn something new... thankyou

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      Sp Greaney 6 years ago from Ireland

      I never knew that. Thanks for sharing it...