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old english (anglo-saxon)
Wodanaz > wodnesdæg > Wednesdei

This name derives from the Old English “Wōdnesdæg”, Middle English “Wednesdei (day of Wodanaz)", ultimately a calque of dies Mercurii "day of Mercury". A calque of the Latin dies Mercurii "day of Mercury", reflecting the fact that the Germanic god Woden (Wodanaz or Odin) during the Roman era was interpreted as "Germanic Mercury". In American culture many Catholic and Protestant churches and some Jewish synagogues schedule study or prayer meetings on Wednesday nights. The sports calendar in many American public schools reflects this, reserving Mondays and Thursdays for girls' games and Tuesdays and Fridays for boys' games while generally avoiding events on Wednesday evening.

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