Morgenstund hat Gold im Mund

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From an earlier Morgenstund hat Gold in Mund.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proverb[edit]

Morgenstund hat Gold im Mund

  1. the early bird gets the worm (literally, "morning-hour has gold in the hand")

Usage notes[edit]

The word Mund (hand) is not to be confused with the word Mund (mouth). Compare Icelandic morgunstund hefur gull í mund, with mund (hand), not munni (mouth).