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is the Mahometan Sabbath. It was the day on which Adam was created and our Lord was crucified. The Sabeʹans consecrate it to Venus or Astartē. (See Frea.)

⁂ Friday is Frīg-dæg = dies Venĕris, called in French Vendredi, which means the same thing. It was regarded by the Scandinavians as the luckiest day of the week. (See below, Friday, Unlucky.)

Friday. Fairies and all the tribes of elves of every description, according to mediæval romance, are converted into hideous animals on Friday, and remain so till Monday. (See the romance of Gueriʹno Meschiʹno, and others.)

Long Friday, Good Friday, long being a synonym of great. Thus Mrs. Quickly says, “ʹTis a long loan for a poor lone woman to bear” (2 Henry IV. ii. 1), and the Scotch proverb, “Between you and the long day”—i.e. the great or judgment day. Good Friday in Danish is Langfiedag, and in Swedish Längfredag.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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