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Days of the week

1 December 2010

Shared by Leroy DeFoe

Did the days have names before the arrival of Europeans? One might ask what need was there for names of the days? Possibly days were only named as they related to moon stages: new or full. Ojibwe names for the days reflect the influence of Christianity. Note they are verbs…

Anama’e giizhigad

(be) Sunday, the Lord’s day

Ishkwaa-anama’e-giizhigad

(be) Monday, the day after

Niizho-giizhigad

(be) Tuesday, the 2nd day

Aabitoosemagad

(be) Wednesday, the middle day

Niiwo-giizhigad

(be) Thursday, the 4th day

Naano-giizhigad

(be) Friday

Ishwaajanokii-giizhigad

(be) Saturday

 

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