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English edit

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from German Morgen.

Proper noun edit

Morgen (plural Morgens)

  1. A surname from German.

Statistics edit

  • 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.

Further reading edit

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Pronunciation edit

  • 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.

Noun edit

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.
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Descendants 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.

Noun edit

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

Low German edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology 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.

Pronunciation edit

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

Noun edit

Morgen m (plural Morgen)

  1. morning

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References edit

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