Morgen

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: morgen

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɔrɡən/, [ˈmɔʁ-], [ˈmɔɐ̯-], [ˈmɔː-], [-ɡən], [-ɡŋ̍]
  • IPA(key): /mɔrŋ/, /mɔrjən/ (colloquial variants)
  • (file)

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 (part of the day from dawn to noon)
    am Morgenin the morning
    am Morgen des 6. Dezember 2000on the morning of the 6th December 2000
    gestern Morgen (also: gestern morgen)yesterday morning
    heute Morgenthis morning
  2. (agriculture, dated) morgen (measure of land equivalent to two acres); (informal) acre (when speaking vaguely), a quarter of a hectare (specific)
  3. (archaic, poetic) east (direction of the rising sun at an equinox)
    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.
Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • English: morgen

See also[edit]

(times of day) Tageszeit; Morgendämmerung, Morgen, Vormittag, Mittag, Nachmittag, Abenddämmerung, Abend, Nacht, Mitternacht (Category: de:Times of day)

Etymology 2[edit]

From the adverb morgen.

Noun[edit]

Morgen n (genitive Morgen, no plural)

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

Low German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Morgen m (plural Morgende)

  1. morning

Related terms[edit]