Morgen

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɔʁɡən/, [ˈmɔʁ.g(ə)n], [ˈmɔʁ.ɡŋ̍], [ˈmɔɐ̯-]
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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 *mr̥Hko(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. (historical) morgen (measure of land)
  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 plural Morgende is of dialectal origin. 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 *mr̥Hko(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