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Tuesday (pronounced /ˈtjuːzdeɪ, ˈtjuːzdi/ ( listen)) is a day of the week occurring after Monday and before Wednesday. According to international standard ISO 8601, it is the second day of the week, although in some traditions it is the third.

The English name is derived from Old English Tiwesdæg and Middle English Tewesday. This was a loan translation of Latin dies Martis, originally associating the day with the planet Mars, but the Germanic name translates Mars, the god of war, as Teiwaz (Old English Tiw).

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Etymology

The Latin name dies Martis ("day of Mars" is a translation of the Greek ἡμέρα Ἄρεως). The weekday heptagram, i.e. the association of the days of the seven-day week with the seven classical planets, probably dates to the Hellenistic period.[1] Between the 1st and 3rd centuries, the Roman Empire gradually replaced the eight day Roman nundinal cycle with the seven-day week. The astrological order of the days was explained by Vettius Valens and Dio Cassius. According to these authors, it was a principle of astrology that the heavenly bodies presided, in succession, over the hours of the day.

The name Tuesday derives from the Old English "Tiwesdæg" and literally means "Tiw's Day".[2] Tiw is the Old English form of the Proto-Germanic god *Tîwaz, or Týr in Norse, a god of war and law.[3][4]

In most languages with Latin origins (French, Spanish, Italian), the day is named after Mars, the Roman god of war.

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