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LuxembourgishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old High German morgan (morning). Akin to German Morgen, Dutch morgen, English morn. The letter -g-, when following -r-, is often pronounced /j/ in Luxembourgish.

It is conceivable that the use as a greeting was influenced or re-enforced by Dutch mooi (nice, beautiful) in a phrase such as “Mooie[n] dag!” (“Good day!”). Such an influence seems less likely, however.

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NounEdit

Moien m (plural Moienter)

  1. morning
    Ech hunn de ganze Moien am Gaart geschafft.
    I've worked in the garden all morning.

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InterjectionEdit

Moien

  1. hi, hello, good morning, good day
    Moien! Wéi geet et?
    Hi! How do you do?

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