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===Etymology===
 
===Etymology===
From {{etyl|ang}} ''[[ofer]]''; akin to Dutch ''over'', German ''[[über]]'', Old High German ''[[ubir]], [[ubar]]'', Danish ''over'', Swedish ''[[över]]'', Icelandic ''[[yfir]]'', Gothic {{Goth|[[𐌿𐍆𐌰𐍂]]}} (ufar), Latin ''[[super]]'', Greek {{Grek|[[ύπερ]]}} (ýper), Sanskrit {{Deva|[[ऊपरी]]}} (upari) + {{etyl|enm}} ''[[morwe]]'', compare Old English ''[[morgen|morġen]]''
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From {{etyl|enm}} {{term|over|lang=enm}} + {{term|morwe|lang=enm}}. Compare Dutch {{term|overmorgen|lang=nl}}, German {{term|übermorgen|lang=de}}, Swedish {{term|övermorgon|lang=sv}}, Danish {{term|overmorgen|lang=de}}.
   
 
===Pronunciation===
 
===Pronunciation===

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English

Etymology

From Middle English over + morwe. Compare Dutch overmorgen, German übermorgen, Swedish övermorgon, Danish overmorgen.

Pronunciation

Adverb

overmorrow (not comparable)

  1. Template:obsolete On the day after tomorrow.
    • 1535, Coverdale, Bible, Tobit 8:4
      Up Sara, let us make oure prayer unto God to daye, tomorrow, and overmorrow.
    • 1925, Parliamentary Debates: Official Report[1], volume 188, H.M. Stationery Off., page iv:
      We can go not overmorrow, but on Thursday.
    • 1969, James Klugman quoting Bucharin, History of the Communist Party of Great Britain: The General Strike, 1925-1927[2], volume 2, London: Lawrence & Wishart, page 73:
      Sinowjeff and myself go to Caucasus overmorrow.

Translations

Noun

overmorrow (plural singular only)

  1. Template:obsolete The day after tomorrow.
    • 1898, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, The first part of the tragedy of Faust, Longmans, Green and Co., page 197:
      My prescient limbs already borrow
      From rare Walpurgis-night a glow :
      It comes round on the overmorrow
      Then why we are awake we know.

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See also