“When the words Saturday come up, I always think about the planet Saturn ?”. These are what I always wonder about, does it related, is the day named after the planet or the planet named after the day?.
Even though the world is big, but it seems like we got influenced by many things. English words like Saturday is ថ្ថ្ងៃសៅរ៍ and Saturn is ពភសៅរ៍ in Khmer.
During our essential classes, literacy is a class with the most works and what makes me came this far in a journey of fully understanding and get influence with English. Hannah, our literacy teacher is a very cheerful and thoughtful person, make the class feel like fun and makes student enjoys learning even more, but she never forgets to give us homework. Every Monday she gives off homework package which is always about words origin and a week after she will have a test about the word, and in Tuesday she let us read and do the assignment in Newsela. If you want to understand the origins of a tree, you have to start from the root so does the origins of a word. Last week we were learning about days of the weeks, and I was surprised at how they decide on the name of the days and the name of the planets:
- Sunday was “dies Solis,” the day of the sun.
- Monday was “dies Lunae,” the day of the moon
- Tuesday was “dies Martis,” the day of Mars.
- Wednesday was “dies Mercurii,” the day of Mercury.
- Thursday was “dies Iovis,” the day of Jupiter.
- Friday was “dies Veneris,” the day of Venus.
- Saturday was “dies Saturni,” the day of Saturn.
And how it named after god and god-being of anglo-saxon
Saturday named after the Saturn
Sunday named after the Sun
Monday named after the moon
Tuesday named after the god Tiw. Tiw is the god of war, just like Mar the god of Roman.
Wednesday named after the god Woden. Woden is like Mercury the god of Roman. Woden can also travel through the sky and guarded the dead.
Friday named after the goddess Frigg. In the book, Frigg is mentioned as the god that is related to love.