Why is thursday called thursday?

Elena Kasyanova
Elena Kasyanova
March 10, 2015
Why is thursday called thursday?

Values ​​of words are interested in our time, or linguists, or children. For the first, this is work, but for kids, absolutely everything is interesting. And one of the most popular is the question: why?

In this article we will explain why Thursday is called Thursday, and we will also dwell on the signs associated with this day.

The appearance of Thursday

The word Thursday came from the Old Slavic term Chetvrt. It, therefore, was formed by changing the suffixes from the “fourth” day of the week following the Wednesday. The ancient Greeks dedicated this day to the god Zeus, the Romans - Jupiter, the Germans - Donar. Slavs considered Thursday the day of Perun - the god of thunderstorms.

The winged words "after the rain on Thursday" appeared out of fear and distrust of their patron.

Following the ancient signs, the one who is washed on Thursdays before sunrise from silver dishes and with an egg will be healthy and clean.Silver symbolizes purity, and the egg - a symbol of life.

British scientists have concluded that Thursday is a very good day for having sex. Thursday is a good time to start any business.

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