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The names of the seven days of the week originated in Babylon, referring to the Sun, the Moon and the Gods of five planets. In the very ancient cultures.

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1 The names of the seven days of the week originated in Babylon, referring to the Sun, the Moon and the Gods of five planets. In the very ancient cultures the days of the week were five or ten, in fact the subdivision of the week in seven days was adapted by the Greeks and Romans and, starting from the IV century, even by the Germanic peoples. Most of the languages ​​ of Latin origin have taken the names of the days through Greek and Latin language.

2 Dies lunae “Lunedì” is the first day of the week and it derives from the Latin ”Dies Lunae ” which means Day of the Moon. Montag Monday derives from the German “ Montag” which means Day of the Moon too. Lunedì Monday

3 Martedì Dies Martis “Martedì” is the second day of the week and it derives from Latin ”Dies Martis”,which means Day of Mars. Tuesday Dienstag Tuesday derives from the German“Diestang”, which means Day of Mars too.

4 Mercoledì Dies Mercurii “Mercoledì” is the third day of the week and it derives from the latin “dies Mercurii”which means Day of Mercury. Wednesday Mittwoch Wednesday is derived from Wodan, a pagan god that the early church tried to eliminate.

5 Giovedì Dies Iovis “Giovedì” is the fourth day of the week and it derives from the latin”Dies Iovis”, which means Day of Jupiter. Thursday Donnerstag Thursday derives from the name of the god of thunders Thor.

6 Venerdì Dies Veneris “ Venerdì” is the fifth day of the week and it derives from the Latin”Dies Veneris” which means Day of Venus. Friday Freitag Friday derives from the name of the German goddess Frija,wife of Wodan.

7 Sabato Dies Saturni “ Sabato” is the sixth day of the week and it derives from the word”sabbat” which means day off. Saturday Samstag Samstag derives from the Old High German “sambaztac” deriving from the Jewish feast of “shabbath”.

8 Domenica Dies Solis “Domenica” is the seventh day of the week.It means”Day of God” from Latin Dominus, that is Lord. Sunday Sonntag The meaning "day of God" has gradually replaced the meaning "Day of the Sun“.

9 ….. Enjoy your week II A Liceo Scientifico B. Chierchia A. Saggese D. Storzillo


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