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Monday’s Meaning + More about the Week

Monday’s Meaning + More about the Week


Why do people hate Monday’s so much? I know I am one of those people who believe Monday’s should be part of the weekend, or optional at work. It may sound crazy, but at least I know I’m not the only person who feels this way. What about all those sayings about Monday? Seems like majority of people hate Monday’s. So I wanted to know some more information about the day, and this what I enjoyed reading most about the day that Garfield is most famous for hating! 


“Monday is the day of the week between Sunday and Tuesday. According to the traditional Christian, Islamic and Hebrew calendars, it is the second day of the week, and according to international standard ISO 8601 it is the first day of the week. In the West, it is the first day of the work week, whereas in most Muslim countries and Israel, it is the second day of the work week. The name of Monday is derived from Old English Mōnandæg and Middle English Monenday, which means “moon day”.”

Source: Wikipedia.com


More About Monday:

  • Given Name: MONDAY
  • GENDER: Feminine
  • USAGE: English (Rare)
  • PRONOUNCED: MUN-day [key]

Meaning & History:

“From the English word for the day of the week, which was derived from Old English mona “moon” and dæg “day”. This was formerly given to girls born on Monday.”

Source: behindthename.com

What do the Names of the Week Mean?

“An answer to this question is necessarily closely linked to the language in question. Whereas most languages use the same names for the months (with a few Slavonic languages as notable exceptions), there is great variety in names that various languages use for the days of the week. A few examples will be given here.”

  • Except for the sabbath, Jews simply number their week days.
  • A related method is partially used in Portuguese and Russian:
  • English Portuguese Russian Meaning of Russian name
  1. Monday segunda-feira ponedelnik After “do-nothing”
  2. Tuesday terça-feira vtornik Second
  3. Wednesday quarta-feira sreda Middle
  4. Thursday quinta-feira chetverg Fourth
  5. Friday sexta-feira pyatnitsa Fifth
  6. Saturday sabado subbota Sabbath
  7. Sunday domingo voskresenye Resurrection

“Most Latin-based languages connect each day of the week with one of the seven “planets” of the ancient times: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. French, for example, uses:”

  • English French “Planet”
  1. Monday lundi Moon
  2. Tuesday mardi Mars
  3. Wednesday mercredi Mercury
  4. Thursday jeudi Jupiter
  5. Friday vendredi Venus
  6. Saturday samedi Saturn
  7. Sunday dimanche (Sun)

“The link with the sun has been broken in French, but Sunday was called dies solis (day of the sun) in Latin.”

“It is interesting to note that also some Asiatic languages (for example, Hindi, Japanese, and Korean) have a similar relationship between the week days and the planets.”

“English has retained the original planets in the names for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. For the four other days, however, the names of Anglo-Saxon or Nordic gods have replaced the Roman gods that gave name to the planets. Thus, Tuesday is named after Tiw, Wednesday is named after Woden, Thursday is named after Thor, and Friday is named after Freya.”

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Why does the Ninth Month Come from the Word Seven? 

Why does the ninth month come from the word seven? 



For the most part, September means the end of summer, the beginning of autumn, and the start of a new school year. Out of all months, September remains the beginning of the months with less onomastically exciting names that convey nothing other than their numerical locations in the year. 



September comes from the Latin root-septem, meaning 7. 


In the original Roman Republic calendar, September was the seventh month, not the ninth. The Roman calendar was originally only 10 months long and included the following months- Martius, Aprilis, Maius, Junius, Quintilis, Sextilis, September, October, November, and December.



Here is a later used calendar with 12 months. 

The strangeness of calling the “ninth” month the “seventh” month didn’t seem to bother old English speakers. Had the Romans gotten their way, we might now be calling September Tiberius, or Antonius, after two Roman emperors.


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Why is there Leap Year?

  
“Nearly every four years is a leap year which has 366 days, as opposed to a common year, which has 365 in the Gregorian Calendar.”

  

  • When Is the Next Leap Year?
  • Next leap day is February 29, 2016.
  • Last leap day was February 29, 2012.

 
 

  • Why Add Leap Years?

Leap years are needed to keep our modern day Gregorian calendar in alignment with the Earth’s revolutions around the sun.”

“It takes the Earth approximately 365.242189 days – or 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 45 seconds – to circle once around the Sun. This is called a tropical year, and is measured from the March equinox.”

“However, the Gregorian calendar has only 365 days in a year, so if we didn’t add a leap day on February 29 nearly every four years, we would lose almost six hours off our calendar every year. After only 100 years, our calendar would be off by around 24 days!”

  

  • Exactly Which Years Are Leap Years?

We add a Leap Day on February 29, almost every four years. The leap day is an extra, or intercalary, day and we add it to the shortest month of the year, February.”

“In the Gregorian calendar three criteria must be taken into account to identify leap years:”

“The year can be evenly divided by 4;”

“If the year can be evenly divided by 100, it is NOT a leap year, unless;”

“The year is also evenly divisible by 400. Then it is a leap year.”

“This means that in the Gregorian calendar, the years 2000 and 2400 are leap years, while 1800, 1900, 2100, 2200, 2300 and 2500 are NOT leap years.”

   

  • Who Invented Leap Years?

Roman general Julius Caesar introduced the first leap years over 2000 years ago. But the Julian calendar had only one rule: any year evenly divisible by four would be a leap year.”

“This formula produced way too many leap years, but was not corrected until the introduction of the Gregorian calendar more than 1500 years later.”

  
 

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Meaning of The Color Red

  

The Meaning Of the Color Red

  

Color has a huge impact on our emotions, our perceptions, and our spiritual and physical well being. When choosing colors for your brand, color that will represent you, your business, and your message, are you choosing the right colors? Understanding the meaning behind color is important. When you understand the meaning and power a color holds you can leverage that to help you better communicate your message and connect with your clients and customers.”

  
“Red, the color of blood and fire, is associated with meanings of love, passion, desire, heat, longing, lust, sexuality, sensitivity, romance, joy, strength, leadership, courage, vigor, willpower, rage, anger, danger, malice, wrath, stress, action, vibrance, radiance, and determination.”

  
“Red is assertive, daring, determined, energetic, powerful, enthusiastic, impulsive, exciting, and aggressive. Red represents physical energy, lust, passion, and desire. It symbolizes action, confidence, and courage. The color red is linked to the most primitive physical, emotional, and financial needs of survival and self-preservation.”

 Meaning- “Strength”
“The color red is an intense color that is packed with emotion ranging from passionate, intense love to anger and violence — representing both cupid and the devil. It is a hot, strong, stimulating color that represents excitement and energy. Studies show that the color red can create physical effects such as elevated blood pressure, enhanced libido, increased respiratory rates, enhanced metabolism, increased enthusiasm, higher levels of energy, and increased confidence.”
  
“The color red is a highly visible color that is able to focus attention quickly and get people to make quick decisions, which is one of the reasons fire trucks and fire engines are usually painted red. Flashing red lights mean danger or emergency, while stop signs and stop lights use the color red to alert drivers about the dangers of the intersection.”

  
“Red represents power and courage. The color red is the basis of the traditional red power tie or red suit in business, and the red carpet for celebrities and VIPs. Red’s association with courage and bravery makes it a color that is used often in national flags, on shields, and in achievement patches.”

  
“Too much red causes loss of temper, agitation, anger, and overbearing, demanding, and oppressive behaviors. Too little red causes lethargic, cautious, whiny, and manipulative feelings. To get out of control emotions under control add green, the opposite of red. To get rid of exhaustion, add more red.”

  

  
“In different cultures red carries different meanings. In some cultures, red represents purity, joy, and celebration and is a traditional color worn by brides. In China, red is used for good luck and represents happiness and prosperity. In South Africa, red is the color of mourning and in Russia red is associated with communism because in history, used a red flag when they overthrew the Tsar. In the United States, red, when combined with white and blue represent patriotism and pride of country.”

 
 

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How July Got Its Name

http://blog.dictionary.com/july

July, unlike June, is named for a mortal, albeit one who devised and ruled an empire. Julius Caesar was a Roman general, statesman, and historian who conquered Gaul (what is now part of Italy, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands), changed the structure of the Roman government into a dictatorship, was assassinated in legendary fashion, and most importantly for our purposes, helped make the calendar what it is today.

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What Does “Solstice” Mean?

What Does “Solstice” Mean?.

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