I wonder what's the origin og lørdag. In English, Saturday means 'day of Saturnus', and it has latin origins, but I have no idea what 'lør' refers to.
"Lør" comes from the Old Norse "lauga", which means to wash in water or to bathe.
Just a tidbit: also in Finnish and Estonian the same idea is used. Lauantai, laupäev. It's important to be clean!
"Lauga" being cognate of "lye".
and "lut" in Norwegian;)
It looks like "Lord's Day". Isn't Saturday the Sabbath??
"Lørdag" means "bath day".
From Old Danish løghærdagh, from Old Norse laugardagr (equivalent to laug (“bath”) and dagr (“day”), compare Icelandic laugardagur), from late Proto-Germanic *laugōz dagaz.
Yes, "Saturday" is the sabbath, or שבת (shabbat) in Hebrew.
I think if the meaning was "Lord's Day" it would be «herredag» ("lord-day") or «herrensdag» ("the lord's day) or something like that.
In Judaism it is, and it is our special day of the week, like Sunday for Christians, or Friday for Muslims, but i dont think the word lørdag has anything to do with the Sabbath
Unfortunately I do.
Lær norsk og kanskje you won't have to... :D
Jeg elsker fredager. ;)
I always mishear "vi" as "de" in this sentence, almost every time