The name “Tuesday”, Middle Low German dingesdach , goes back to the Nordic-Germanic god Tyr , Protector of Things , who was given the Latinized name Mars Thingsus , and is a loan transfer from Latin Dies Martis “Day of Mars” . The word has spread from the Lower Rhine in the German-speaking area and displaced the original form Ziestag . This is only preserved in the Alemannic Zischtig / Zischdi and comes from the Old High German ziestag / ziostag ("day of Ziu") from the same god Tyr in the Old High German spelling Ziu . This spelling in turn corresponds to the English Tuesday ( Old English tiw "Ziu", hence tiwesdæg "Tuesday").
The North Germanic variant Tyr appears, for example, in Danish tirsdag and Norwegian tirsdag / tysdag (in Bokmål / Nynorsk ) and goes back to the Old Norse tysdagr , probably through the mediation of Gothic missionaries, similar to Saturday and Pfinztag ( Thursday ).
In Swabian , especially in the area of the diocese of Augsburg , Tuesday was also referred to as aftermontag (post-Monday). The Bavarian dialect word Ertag ( Erchtag , Irda ) is well- gothic mediation on the Greek day names Ἄρεως ἡμέρα (Areos Hemera) ( "day of Ares" = Mars) back, where in by Wulfila to Arianism converted Goths, the name of Arius in the Spread should have played a part.
Special Tuesdays in the USA
In the US, Tuesday is election day (the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, falls between November 2nd and November 8th) and often also the release day for new movies (usually Thursday in Germany) and updates (e.g. for Windows ) or new computer programs.
- Black Tuesday
- Shrove Tuesday and Mardi Gras
- Fun on tuesday
- This Tuesday short story by Wolfgang Borchert
- Tuesdays at Morrie by Mitch Albom
- Super Tuesday