morn

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English mōrn, morwen, from Old English morġen, from Proto-Germanic *murganaz, *murginaz (compare West Frisian moarn, Low German Morgen, Dutch morgen, German Morgen, Danish morgen, Norwegian morgon), from pre-Germanic *mr̥kéno, *mr̥kóno, from Proto-Indo-European *mr̥Hko (compare Welsh bore ‘morning’, Lithuanian mérkti ‘to blink, twinkle’, Skt márīcih ‘ray of light’), from *mer- ‘to shimmer, glisten’ (compare Greek μέρα (méra) ‘morning’). See also morrow, morning.

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Noun[edit]

morn (plural morns)

  1. (now poetic) Morning.
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, lines 165-168,
      But look, the morn, in russet mantle clad, / Walks o'er the dew of yon high eastward hill. / Break we our watch up, and by my advice, / Let us impart what we have seen tonight

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Norwegian[edit]

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morn

  1. colloquial variant of god morgen

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old English morgen.

Noun[edit]

morn (plural morns)

  1. morning
  2. (definite singular) tomorrow
    A'll gae for ma messages the morn. I'll go shopping tomorrow.

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morn

  1. Colloquial variant of god morgon