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The god Týr, identified with Mars, after whom Tuesday is named.
The god Týr, identified with Mars, after whom Tuesday is named.

Tuesday is the day of the week between Monday and Wednesday. The name comes from Middle English Twisday, from Old English Tiwes dæg, named after the Nordic god Tyr, who was the equivalent of the Roman war god Mars. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x1389, 702 KB)The Norse god Týr, here identified with Mars. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x1389, 702 KB)The Norse god Týr, here identified with Mars. ... Týr, depicted here with both hands intact, is identified with Mars in this illustration from an 18th century Icelandic manuscript. ... Mars was the Roman god of war, the son of Juno and a magical flower (or Jupiter). ... Look up Tuesday in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For more details on each day of the week, see days of the week. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Wednesday (disambiguation). ... Middle English is the name given by historical linguistics to the diverse forms of the English language spoken between the Norman invasion of 1066 and the mid-to-late 15th century, when the Chancery Standard, a form of London-based English, began to become widespread, a process aided by the... Old English redirects here. ... Norse, Viking or Scandinavian mythology comprises the indigenous pre-Christian religion, beliefs and legends of the Scandinavian peoples, including those who settled on Iceland, where most of the written sources for Norse mythology were assembled. ... Týr, depicted here with both hands intact, is identified with Mars in this illustration from an 18th century Icelandic manuscript. ... Mars was the Roman god of war, the son of Juno and either Jupiter or a magical flower. ...


In Latin, it is called Martis dies which means "Mars' Day". In Romance languages except Portuguese, the word for "Tuesday" is similar to the Latin name: mardi in French, martes in Spanish, martedì in Italian, dimarts in Catalan, and marţi in Romanian. For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... The Romance languages (sometimes referred to as Romanic languages) are a branch of the Indo-European language family that comprises all the languages that descend from Latin, the language of the Roman Empire. ... Catalan IPA: (català IPA: or []) is a Romance language, the national language of Andorra, and a co-official language in the Spanish autonomous communities of Balearic Islands, Catalonia and Valencia, and in the city of LAlguer in the Italian island of Sardinia. ...


Portuguese uses numbers instead of pagan names and so their word for "Tuesday" is terça-feira.


The English and Scandinavian names are derived from the Nordic god Týr (Old English Tiw): The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... For other uses, see Scandinavia (disambiguation). ... Norse, Viking or Scandinavian mythology comprises the indigenous pre-Christian religion, beliefs and legends of the Scandinavian peoples, including those who settled on Iceland, where most of the written sources for Norse mythology were assembled. ... Týr, depicted here with both hands intact, is identified with Mars in this illustration from an 18th century Icelandic manuscript. ... Old English redirects here. ...

The German word Dienstag and the Dutch word Dinsdag (from the 13th century, MHG dinsdag, dinsedag, dincetag, dinstag, dingstag) is probably due to interpretation as dies judicii (thing day) or dies census in popular etymology (Grimm). Another possibility is direct derivation from the god referred to by the Romans as Mars Thingsus, the god of the thing.[citation needed] Old English redirects here. ... Old Frisian was the West Germanic language spoken between the 8th and 16th centuries by the people who, from their ancient homes in North Germany and Denmark, had settled in the area between the Rhine and Elbe on the European North Sea coast in the 4th and 5th centuries. ... Middle English is the name given by historical linguistics to the diverse forms of the English language spoken between the Norman invasion of 1066 and the mid-to-late 15th century, when the Chancery Standard, a form of London-based English, began to become widespread, a process aided by the... Shakespeares writings are universally associated with Early Modern English Early Modern English refers to the stage of the English language used from about the end of the Middle English period (the latter half of the 1400s) to 1650. ... The (Late Old High) German speaking area of the Holy Roman Empire around 950. ... Middle High German (MHG, German Mittelhochdeutsch) is the term used for the period in the history of the German language between 1050 and 1350. ... Alemannic German (Alemannisch) is a group of dialects of the Upper German branch of the Germanic language family. ... Old Norse or Danish tongue is the Germanic language once spoken by the inhabitants of the Nordic countries (for instance during the Viking Age). ... A thing or ting (Old Norse and Icelandic: þing; other modern Scandinavian: ting) was the governing assembly in Germanic societies, made up of the free men of the community and presided by lawspeakers. ... A fake etymology is an invented explanation (etymology) for the origin of a word. ... Title page of Volume 1 The Deutsches Wörterbuch (German Dictionary) is one of the most important etymological dictionaries of the German language. ... “Tyr” redirects here. ... A thing or ting (Old Norse and Icelandic: þing; other modern Scandinavian: ting) was the governing assembly in Germanic societies, made up of the free men of the community and presided by lawspeakers. ...


The speech of Old Bavaria, also from the 13th century, used ertag (erihtag, erehtag, erchtag, erichtag, erntag), from which Jacob Grimm in Deutsche Mythologie postulated Ear as an epithet of Ziu. Altbayern (also written Altbaiern, English meaning: Old Bavaria) is a term used to describe the three oldest parts of the Free State of Bavaria, which were earlier known as Kurbayern. ... The Brothers Grimm on a 1000DM banknote. ... Deutsche Mythologie (Teutonic Mythology) is a seminal treatise on Germanic mythology by Jacob Grimm. ... The Ear rune of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc is a late addition to the alphabet. ...


The Russian word for "Tuesday" is vtórnik, meaning "second"; that is, counting Tuesday as the second day of the week.


Quakers traditionally referred to Tuesday as "Third Day" eschewing the pagan origin of the English name "Tuesday". This has also been the custom in Iceland since about the 11th century when Jón Ögmundsson changed it to Þriðjudagur, meaning "Third Day". Quaker redirects here. ... Pagan and heathen redirect here. ... Bishop Jón holds a crook and a book in this illustration from a 19th century Icelandic manuscript. ...


In the Greek world, Tuesday (the day of the week of the Fall of Constantinople) is considered an unlucky day. The same is true in the Spanish-speaking world, where a proverb runs En martes, ni te cases ni te embarques (On Tuesday, neither get married nor begin a journey). For both Greeks and Spanish-speakers, the 13th of the month is considered unlucky if it falls on Tuesday, instead of Friday. Combatants  Byzantine Empire Ottoman Sultanate Commanders Constantine XI †, Loukas Notaras, Giovanni Giustiniani †[1] Mehmed II, ZaÄŸanos Pasha Strength 80,000[2] 80,000[1]-200,000[1][3] Casualties 4,000 dead[4] [5][6] unknown The Fall of Constantinople refers to the capture of the Byzantine Empires... Friday the 13th is considered a day of bad luck in English-, French- and Portuguese-speaking countries around the world, as well as in Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Bulgaria, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. ...


In the folk rhyme Monday's Child, "Tuesday's child is full of grace". Mondays Child is one of many fortune-telling songs, popular as nursery rhymes for children. ...


In most of the Indian Languages as well as Nepali and Urdu the word for Tuesday is Mangalwar, with Mangala being the Sanskrit name for the planet Mars.


In the Thai solar calendar, the day is named for the Pali word for the planet Mars, which also means "Ashes of the Dead" [2]; the color associated with Tuesday is Scarlet. The Thai solar, or Suriyakati (สุริยคติ), calendar is used in traditional and official contexts in Thailand, although the Western calendar is sometimes used in business. ... Pali (IAST: ) is a Middle Indo-Aryan dialect or prakrit. ... Scarlet (from the Persian saqirlat or Latin astacus, crayfish) is a red color with a hue that is somewhat toward the orange. ...


For names in other languages, see Planetary table. This article is about days of the week. ...


Tuesday is the usual day for elections in the United States. Federal elections take place on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November; this date was established by a law of 1845 for presidential elections (specifically for the selection of the Electoral College), and was extended to elections for the House of Representatives in 1875 and for the Senate in 1914. Tuesday was the earliest day of the week which was practical for polling in the early nineteenth century: citizens might have to travel for a whole day to cast their vote, and would not wish to leave on Sunday which was a day of worship for the great majority of them. This article is about the political process. ... For other uses, see November (disambiguation). ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... United States presidential elections determine who serves as President and Vice President of the United States for four-year terms, starting on Inauguration Day (January 20th of the year after the election). ... The United States Electoral College is the electoral college that chooses the President and Vice President of the United States at the conclusion of each Presidential election. ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... 1875 (MDCCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In business, particularly office work, studies have shown that Tuesday is usually the most productive day of the week.[1] Some of these people consider Tuesday to be their least favorite day, because they are not as relaxed as Monday (due to the weekend preceding it), yet they still have most of the work week ahead of them.

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Astrology

In French, Tuesday is "Mardi", associating it with the planet Mars and the signs Aries and Scorpio. Tuesday is also associated with the planet Pluto. People born on this day show the qualities of Mars, Aries, Scorpio, and Pluto. This marries Tuesday with ideas of strife, battles to be won and pressing issues and jobs to get sorted. It is not a day to relax. This same meaning can be seen in the Spanish "Martes" and the English "Tuesday" ("Tyr's day.") In India, Tuesday is called "Mangalvar", for the Vedic planet Mangala or Mars. In Canada, Tuesday is actually the ninth day of the week. Adjectives: Martian Atmosphere Surface pressure: 0. ... Aries the animal Aries is an astrological sign that originated from the constellation Aries, and is the first sign of the zodiac. ... Scorpio the animal Scorpio is an astrological sign, which originated from the constellation Scorpius, and is the eighth sign of the zodiac. ... For other uses, see Pluto (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that Indian astronomy be merged into this article or section. ... In Jyotish astrology, Mangala is the name for Mars, the red planet. ...


Named days

In days leading up to Black Thursday the market was unstable. ... is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ... Patch Tuesday is the second Tuesday of each month. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... A system administrator is a person responsible for running, or running some aspect of, a computer system. ... Pancakes with strawberry syrup and black currants Shrove Tuesday is the term used in the United Kingdom,[1] Ireland,[2] and Australia[3] to refer to the day after Shrove Monday (or the more old fashioned Collop Monday) and before Ash Wednesday (the liturgical season of Lent begins on Ash... For other uses, see Mardi Gras (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that Cuaresma be merged into this article or section. ... This article or section should be merged with Liturgical year The Christian Calendar organizes days of the year on which Christian festivals occur. ... In the United States, Super Tuesday commonly refers to a Tuesday in early March of a presidential election year. ... For other uses, see Primary. ...

Home video/audio releases

In the United States and Canada, most home videos are released on Tuesdays for purchase or rental, particularly to Go Game players. Since this policy began, there have been very few exceptions to this common release day. Two examples of exceptions are Shrek 2, which was released on a Friday and Mission: Impossible 3, which was released on a Monday. Some stores have been known to release movies in advance of the street date, but they can be penalized by the movie studios for doing this.[citations needed] The home video business rents and sells videocassettes and DVDs to the public. ... Shrek 2, which was released in the United States on May 19, 2004, is the 2004 sequel to the 2001 computer-animated DreamWorks Pictures film Shrek. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


All other major video and audio releases occur on Tuesdays.

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This article is about days of the week. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Wednesday (disambiguation). ... The god Thor, after whom Thursday is named. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 151 languages. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/stories/2002/01/07/daily55.html
  2. ^ www.isittuesday.net[1]

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Tuesday was the earliest day of the week which was practical for polling in the early nineteenth century: citizens might have to travel for a whole day to cast their vote, and would not wish to leave on Sunday which was a day of worship for the great majority of them.
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