Friday, 6 May 2016

Unlike in English, in Portuguese most of the days of the week have nothing to do with deities.Monday...

Unlike in English, in Portuguese most of the days of the week have nothing to do with deities.

Monday is segunda-feira (literally, “second-fair/ second-market”, Tuesday is terça-feira (third-market/third-fair), and so on. 

The only faith-based days in Portuguese are Saturday (sábado) after sabbatum (the Latin word for Shabbat, Hebrew for “Sabbath”) and domingo from the Latin word Dominicus (of the Lord). 

No comments:

Post a Comment