Origin of mornMiddle English morne ; from Old English contr. of morgene, dative of morgen, morning
- The morning.
- The dawn.
Origin of mornMiddle English, from Old English morgen.
- (now poetic) Morning.
From Middle English mōrn, morwen, from Old English morġen, from Proto-Germanic *murganaz, *murginaz (compare West Frisian moarn, Low German Morgen, Dutch morgen, German Morgen, Danish morgen, Norwegian morgon), from pre-Germanic *mr̥kéno, *mr̥kóno, from Proto-Indo-European *mr̥Hko (compare Welsh bore ‘morning’, Lithuanian mérkti ‘to blink, twinkle’, Skt márīcih ‘ray of light’), from *mer- ‘to shimmer, glisten’ (compare Greek μέρα (méra) ‘morning’). See also morrow, morning.