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morn

[mawrn] /mɔrn/
noun, Literary.
1.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English morn(e), Old English morne (dative of morgen morning); cognate with Dutch, German Morgen
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British Dictionary definitions for morns

morn

/mɔːn/
noun
1.
a poetic word for morning
2.
(Scot) the morn, tomorrow
3.
(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 morns

morn

n.

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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