Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique)

Micha Berger (
19 Oct 1995 15:52:31 GMT

Jack Fertig ( wrote:
: "Sabado" is a relic of the Renaissance when there was a wonderful
: community of Jews in Spain observing the Sabbath on Saturday. This also
: happened in Russia where the day is "Subotta" In Latin it is indeed
: Saturn's Day. The French "Samedi" is apparently of that origin, too.

In the Talmud, which is written in Hebrew and Aramaic (depending on who
is being quoted) the planet Saturn is called an Aramaic conjugation
of the Hebrew Shabbos, or Sabbath.

I have a feeling this was reverse engineered. Since the culture they were
in identified Saturn with the 7th day of the week, they named the planet
based on the already named seventh day.

Shabbos means rest, which would apply more to the day than to the planet.

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