Days of the week Compiled by Shlomo Lerman The names of the days of the week in various world languages can be classified as either numerical or planetary. The names of one or more days may have been changed for religious reasons.
Jump to navigation Jump to search The Akan people of Ghana frequently name their children after the day of the week they were born and the order in which they were born. These "day names" have further meanings concerning the soul and character of the person.
Middle names have considerably more variety and can refer to their birth order, twin status, or an ancestor's middle name. This naming tradition is shared throughout West Africa and the African diaspora. During the 18th—19th centuries, slaves in the Caribbean from the region that is modern-day Ghana were referred to as Coromantees.
Most Ghanaians have at least one name from this system, even if they also have an English or Christian name. In the official orthography of the Twi language, the Ashanti versions of these names as spoken in Kumasi are as follows.
Diacritics are frequently dropped in any case. Variants of the names are used in other languages, or may represent different transliteration schemes. The variants mostly consist of different affixes in Ashanti, kwa- or ko- for men and a- plus -a or -wa for women.
For example, among the Fantethe prefixes are kwe- and e- respectively.After the week was adopted in early Christianity, Sunday remained the first day of the week, but also gradually displaced Saturday as the day of celebration and rest, being considered the Lord's Day.
Saint Martin of Dumio (c.
–), archbishop of Braga, decided not to call days by pagan gods and to use ecclesiastic terminology to designate them. Sanskrit Names of Week Days–(वासराः) The Sanskrit names of week days in English, Sanskrit are given below in a list.
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Aug 27, · Today is Thursday 7 July. People say that we should meet "this Saturday" meaning Saturday 9 July or we should meet "next Saturday" meaning Saturday 16 July.
Content filed under the Spelling – Days of the Week category. The language of Hebrew (both ancient and modern) tends to be rather simplistic in its structure and use. This article discusses the names (or rather the lack thereof in most cases) of the weekdays and the months. Saturday Knowing that the word يوم (yoom) means "day", the other words in the names of the days of the week should look and sound somewhat familiar by now.
They are of course, related to numbers!