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Old NorseEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *murginaz ‎(morning). Cognate with Old English morġen, Old Frisian morgen, Old Saxon morgan, Old High German morgan, Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐌿𐍂𐌲𐌹𐌽𐍃 ‎(maurgins). See also Finnish murkina. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *mr̥Hko ‎(to blink, twinkle).

PronunciationEdit

  • (12th century Icelandic) IPA(key): /ˈmorɣinː/

NounEdit

morginn m (genitive morgins, plural morgnar)

  1. morning
    • Saga Hákonar, Guttorms ok Inga 9, in 1835, F. Magnússon, C. C. Rafn, Fornmanna sögur, Volume IX. Copenhagen, page 21:
      [] betra þikki mér at hafa í nótt XIV skútur til bæjarins, en hálfu fleiri á myrgun.
      [] better methinks to have fourteen sailboats here at night, but a half more in the morning.

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ReferencesEdit

  • morginn in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • morginn in An Icelandic-English Dictionary, R. Cleasby and G. Vigfússon, Clarendon Press, 1874, at Internet Archive.
  • morginn in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.
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