Happy Friday !!!

Happy #Friday !!!
Do you know the meaning of the word Friday?



The name Friday comes from the Old English Frīġedæġ, meaning the "day of Frigg", a result of an 
old convention associating the Old English goddess Frigg with the Roman goddess Venus, with 
whom the day is associated in many different cultures. The same holds for Frīatag in Old High 
German, Freitag in Modern German and vrijdag in Dutch.

The expected cognate name in Old Norse would be *friggjar-dagr. However, the name of Friday 
in Old Norse is frjá-dagr instead, indicating a loan of the weekday names from Low German. 
The modern Scandinavian form is Fredag in Swedish, Norwegian and Danish, meaning Freja's day. 
The distinction between Freja and Frigg in some Germanic mythologies is problematic.

Friday is associated in many cultures with the love goddess Venus, and the planet named for her.
The word for Friday in most Romance languages is derived from Latin dies Veneris or "day of Venus" 
(a translation of Greek Aphrodites hemera) such as vendredi in French, venerdì in Italian, viernes 
n Spanish, divendres in Catalan, vennari in Corsican, and vineri in Romanian. 

This is also reflected in the p-Celtic Welsh language as dydd Gwener. An exception is Portuguese, 
also a Romance language, which uses the word sexta-feira, meaning "sixth day of liturgical celebration", 
derived from the Latin "feria sexta" used in religious texts where it was not allowed to consecrate 
days to pagan gods.

Sardinian chenàpura figures as an exception among all the other Romance languages, 
since it is derived from Latin cena pura: this name had been given by the Jewish community exiled 
to the island in order to designate the food specifically prepared for Shabbat eve. 

In modern Greek, four of the words for the weekdays derived from ordinals. However, the Greek 
word for Friday is Paraskevi (Παρασκευή) and is derived from a word meaning "to prepare" 
(παρασκευάζω). Like Saturday (Savvato, Σάββατο) and Sunday, (Kyriaki, Κυριακή), Friday 
is named for its liturgical significance, as the day of preparation before Sabbath, which was 
inherited by Greek Christian Orthodox culture from Jewish practices.

Most Slavic languages call Friday the "fifth (day)": Belarusian пятніца – pyatnitsa, Bulgarian петък – 
petŭk, Czech pátek, Polish piątek, Russian пятница – pyatnitsa, Serbian петак – petak, Croatian petak,
 Slovene petek, Slovak piatok, and Ukrainian п'ятниця – p'yatnitsya. The Hungarian word péntek is
 a loan from some Slavic language from the time it still had the  sound in the word.

In Arabic, Friday is الجمعة al-jum`ah, from a root meaning "congregation/gathering." In languages 
of Islamic countries outside the Arab world, the word for Friday is commonly a derivation of this
 (Indonesian jumat, Malay jumaat, Turkish cuma).

In most of the Indian languages, Friday is Shukravar (or a derived variation of Sukravar), named 
for Shukra, the Sanskrit name of the planet Venus.In Japanese, 金曜日 (きんようび kinyōbi?) 
is formed from the words 金星 (きんせい kinsei?) meaning Venus (lit. gold + planet) 
and 曜日 (ようび yōbi?) meaning day (of the week).In the Korean language, it is 금요일 in Korean 
Hangul writing, (Romanization: geumyoil), as is pronounced of the written word 金曜日 in Chinese
 characters same as in Japanese.In the Nahuatl language, Friday is Quetzalcōātōnal (Nahuatl 
pronunciation: /ket͡saɬkoːaːˈtoːnaɬ/) meaning "day of Quetzalcoatl.


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