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'''Mersday''' was the sixth day of the week in the [[Shire Calendar]]. ''Mersday'' is translated as Thursday in ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''.
 
'''Mersday''' was the sixth day of the week in the [[Shire Calendar]]. ''Mersday'' is translated as Thursday in ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''.
  
Originally there was a six-day week - as [[Elves]] liked to reckon in sixes and twelves - but it was the [[Númenóreans]] who desired a seven-day week so they inserted an extra day after [[Hevensday|Heaven's Day]]. As they were great mariners they dedicated it to the sea, naming it [[Eärenya]] in Quenya (or [[Oraearon]] in [[Sindarin]]).
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Originally there was a six-day week - as [[Elves]] liked to reckon in sixes and twelves - but the [[Númenóreans]] desired a seven-day week so they inserted an extra day after [[Hevensday|Heaven's Day]]. As they were great mariners they dedicated it to the sea, naming it ''[[Eärenya]]'' in [[Quenya]] (or ''[[Oraearon]]'' in [[Sindarin]]).
  
The [[Hobbits]] inherited the seven-day week from the [[Men of the North (Third Age)|Men of the North]] and Eärenya originally became Meresdei before it was later known as Mersday.  
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The [[Hobbits]] inherited the seven-day week from the [[Men of the North (Third Age)|Men of the North]] and ''Eärenya'' originally became ''Meresdei'' before it was later known as ''Mersday''.<ref>{{App|Calendars}}</ref>
  
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Days in the Shire Calendar
  1. Sterday
  2. Sunday
  3. Monday
  4. Trewsday
  5. Hevensday
  6. Mersday
  7. Highday

Mersday was the sixth day of the week in the Shire Calendar. Mersday is translated as Thursday in The Lord of the Rings.

Originally there was a six-day week - as Elves liked to reckon in sixes and twelves - but the Númenóreans desired a seven-day week so they inserted an extra day after Heaven's Day. As they were great mariners they dedicated it to the sea, naming it Eärenya in Quenya (or Oraearon in Sindarin).

The Hobbits inherited the seven-day week from the Men of the North and Eärenya originally became Meresdei before it was later known as Mersday.[1]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix D, "The Calendars"