- The current day or date.
- Today is the day we'll fix this once and for all.
- On the current day or date.
Etymology: From Middle English < Old English todíge, tÅdíge, tÅ díge (on the day), made from tÅ (at, on) + díge (the dative of díg, "day").
- "I want this done ."
- Today is (CURRENTDAYNAME).
- In the current era; nowadays.
- In the 1500s, people had to do things by hand, but we have electric can openers.
- The first component (to-) is from Middle English < Old English tÅ (towards, for the purpose of) < West Germanic
- to < Proto-Indo-European pronominal base
- do- (to, toward, upward).
- The second component (-day) is from Middle English < Old English díg < Proto-Germanic
- dagaz < Proto-Indo-European
- dhegh- (to burn). It is not related to Latin dies (which is from PIE base
- dyeu- to shine), but rather to Sanskrit dÄhas (heat), which came from PIE
- dhegh- (to burn).
- Thus, and day are not related to Spanish día, but to favor and fever.
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