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Planets

he names of seven planets are used in some instances for the seven days of the week, in the following manner: —

  • The Sun, Dies Solis, is Sunday.
  • The Moon, Dies Lunae, is Monday.
  • Mars, Dies Martis, is Tuesday.
  • Mercury, Dies Mercurii, is Wednesday.
  • Jupiter, Dies Jovis, is Thursday.
  • Venus, Dies Veneris, is Friday.
  • Saturn, Dies Saturni, is Saturday.

In the Journals of the House of Lords, they use the term Dies Sabbati for Saturday, that day being the original Sabbath. See Astronomical Characters.

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