Morgen

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɔʁ.ɡən/, [ˈmɔʁ.ɡ(ə)n], [ˈmɔɐ̯-], [ˈmɔː-], [-ɡŋ̍]
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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German morgen, from Old High German morgan, from Proto-Germanic *murganaz, from Proto-Indo-European *merkʷ- (to blink, twinkle). Compare Low German Morgen, Dutch morgen, West Frisian moarn, English morn, morrow, Danish morgen, Swedish morgon.

Noun[edit]

Morgen m (genitive Morgens, plural Morgen or Morgende)

  1. morning
  2. (agriculture, dated) morgen (measure of land, now only used informally, metrified as one quarter of a hectare)
  3. (archaic, poetic) east
    gen Morgen gehen
    walk in the direction where the sun rises
Usage notes[edit]
  • The normal plural is unchanged Morgen. The dialectal plural Morgende is formed under the influence of Abende (evenings). It is rather common colloquially but hardly ever used in literary German.
  • Morgen includes the whole time of day between sunrise and noon, though the time roughly between 9 a.m. and noon is often specified as Vormittag.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the adverb morgen.

Noun[edit]

Morgen n (genitive Morgen, no plural)

  1. the day of tomorrow
  2. the future
    Unser Morgen ist wichtiger als unser Heute.
    Our future is more important than our present.

Low German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Morren (usually found as "Morr'n", might hence be just a misspelling of Morrn)
  • Morrn

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon morgan, from Proto-Germanic *murganaz, from Proto-Indo-European *merkʷ- (to blink, twinkle). Compare German Morgen, Dutch morgen, West Frisian moarn, English morn, morrow, Danish morgen, Swedish morgon.

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Noun[edit]

Morgen m (plural Morgende)

  1. morning