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Lunes and Mon­day

Monday lunes spanish english

The days of the week in Span­ish and Eng­lish par­al­lel each oth­er in weird, eerie de­tail.

Lets start with the most ob­vi­ous: Mon­day. It was orig­i­nal­ly the Moon-day — the day to wor­ship the Moon.

The Latins felt the same way — and thus Lunes comes from Lu­na, the Latin for moon!

Stay tuned for the next in­stall­ments, where it gets more in­ter­est­ing. A hint: Thurs­day = Thor’s Day; Jueves = Jove’s Day.


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