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Old NorseEdit

In my Old Norse dictionary at hand there are three forms given: morginn, morgunn and myrginn. The first(morghon), which is claimed to be Old East Norse, does not appear and this "gh" does not look well. From the three forms morginn seems to be most common and myrginn the most ancient (see here). But the form with "gh" really does not look typical. Whence is it? Bogorm 09:09, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

Well, the OED lists "Old Icelandic" morgunn (with its later form morginn) and myrginn; and "Old Swedish" morghon. I took these as paradigmatic of Old West Norse and Old East Norse respectively, but perhaps that is a mitake. Ƿidsiþ 09:15, 15 August 2008 (UTC)
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