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Borrowed from German Morgen.

Proper noun[edit]

Morgen (plural Morgens)

  1. A surname from German.


  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Morgen is the 36099th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 621 individuals. Morgen is most common among White (87.76%) individuals.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈmɔrɡən/, [ˈmɔʁ-], [ˈmɔɐ̯-], [ˈmɔː-], [-ɡən], [-ɡŋ̍]
  • IPA(key): /mɔrŋ/, /mɔrjən/ (colloquial variants)
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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German morgen, from Old High German morgan, from Proto-West Germanic *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.


Morgen m (strong, genitive Morgens, plural Morgen or (colloquial) Morgende)

  1. morning (part of the day from dawn to noon)
    Synonym: Vormittag
    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)
    Synonym: Morgenland
    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 dawn and noon, though the time roughly between 9 a.m. and noon is often specified as Vormittag.
Derived terms[edit]
  • English: morgen
  • Polish: morga, mórg

See also[edit]

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

Etymology 2[edit]

From the adverb morgen.


Morgen n (strong, 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.

Further reading[edit]

  • Morgen” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Morgen” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Morgen” in Duden online
  • Morgen on the German Wikipedia.Wikipedia de

Low German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


From Middle Low German morgen, from Old Saxon morgan.

Compare German Morgen, Dutch morgen, West Frisian moarn, English morn, morrow, Danish morgen, Swedish morgon.


  • IPA(key): /ˈmɔrɡn̩/, [mɔˑɾŋ̍], [mɔˑɐ̯ŋ̍]


Morgen m (plural Morgen)

  1. morning

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  • Der neue SASS: Plattdeutsches Wörterbuch, Plattdeutsch - Hochdeutsch, Hochdeutsch - Plattdeutsch. Plattdeutsche Rechtschreibung, sixth revised edition (2011, →ISBN, Wachholtz Verlag, Neumünster)