weekly / wíːkli
SABBATH, n. A weekly festival having its origin in the fact that God made the world in six days and was arrested on the seventh.
※アメリカの作家、ジャーナリスト アンブローズ・ビアス “The Devil’s Dictionary / 悪魔の辞典” より
“rest / 休息する” と “arrest / 逮捕する” をかけたシャレである。下部にこの項目の全文を掲載する。
at weekly intervals 一週間毎に
weekly average temperature 週間平均気温
weekly chart 週間チャート
weekly magazine 週刊誌
weekly pay [wage, salary] 週給
twice-weekly, semiweekly 週二回の
five-day workweek system, five-day (work) week system 週休二日制
語源 week + -ly
The Devil’s Dictionary – SABBATH
SABBATH, n. A weekly festival having its origin in the fact that God made the world in six days and was arrested on the seventh. Among the Jews observance of the day was enforced by a Commandment of which this is the Christian version: “Remember the seventh day to make thy neighbor keep it wholly.” To the Creator it seemed fit and expedient that the Sabbath should be the last day of the week, but the Early Fathers of the Church held other views. So great is the sanctity of the day that even where the Lord holds a doubtful and precarious jurisdiction over those who go down to (and down into) the sea it is reverently recognized, as is manifest in the following deep-water version of the Fourth Commandment:
Six days shalt thou labor and do all thou art able, And on the seventh holystone the deck and scrape the cable.
Decks are no longer holystoned, but the cable still supplies the captain with opportunity to attest a pious respect for the divine ordinance.