un dawning

dawning

[daw-ning]
noun
1.
daybreak; dawn.
2.
beginning; start: the dawning of the space age.

Origin:
Middle English; see dawn, -ing1

undawning, adjective
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Word Origin & History

dawn
c.1500, shortened from dawning, dawing (c.1300), from O.E. dagung, from dagian "to become day," from root of dæg "day" (see day). Probably influenced by a Scandinavian word (cf. Dan. dagning, O.N. dagan). The noun is first recorded c.1600.
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