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Saturday is the day of the week following Friday and preceding Sunday. The Romans named Saturday S?turni di?s no later than the 2nd century for the planet Saturn, which controlled the first hour of that day, according to Vettius Valens. The day’s name was introduced into West Germanic languages and is recorded in the Low German languages such as Middle Low German sater(s)dach, Middle Dutch saterdag and Old English Sætern(es)dæ? and Sæterdæ?. The day was also referred to as “Sæternes dæ?e” in an Old English translation of Bede’s Ecclesiastical History of the English People. In Old English, Saturday was also known as sunnanæfen.