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[mawrn] /mɔrn/
noun, Literary.
Origin of morn
before 900; Middle English morn(e), Old English morne (dative of morgen morning); cognate with Dutch, German Morgen Unabridged
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  • Ye dinna stir a fit till the morrow's morn, and then ye can get a ride wi' our John as far as Netherby, at ony rate.

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
  • He is aged for such a journey, if you came from the Forest since morn.

    The Armourer's Prentices Charlotte M. Yonge
  • After which, our two knights debated going on their journey or tarrying where they were until the morn.

  • After hailing the morn with this second salutation, he threw a boot at the woman as a third.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • "And we shall be at Thirlestane the morn," answered Margaret.

  • And he himself resuscitated amidst the childhood of the morn.

  • A lamp within had been extinguished, and the house of life shone blank in a winter morn.

    Phantastes George MacDonald
  • And you”––surveying her face, which had the freshness of morn––“look younger!

    The Strollers Frederic S. Isham
  • A mocking-thrush he is, indeed, for he mimics his own song from morn till night in all the thickets and pasture-lands.

    Pastoral Days William Hamilton Gibson
  • What Englishman issues forth at morn, without one beneath his arm?

    Arthur O'Leary Charles James Lever
British Dictionary definitions for morn


a poetic word for morning
(Scot) the morn, tomorrow
(Scot) the morn's nicht, tomorrow night
Word Origin
Old English morgen; compare Old High German morgan, Old Norse morginn
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Word Origin and History for morn

contracted from Middle English morwen, from Old English (Mercian) margen (dative marne), earlier morgen (dative morgne) "morning, forenoon, sunrise," from Proto-Germanic *murgana- "morning" (cf. Old Saxon morgan, Old Frisian morgen, Middle Dutch morghen, Dutch morgen, Old High German morgan, German Morgen, Gothic maurgins), from PIE *merk-, perhaps from root *mer- "to blink, twinkle" (cf. Lithuanian mirgeti "to blink").

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