- Alternative form of morning gift.
(plural morning gifts)
- A gift traditionally given in some (especially Germanic) cultures by the husband to his wife on the first morning of their marriage.
Normalisation (after morning and gift) of Middle English morgengive, morhȝive, from Old English morgenġifu, morgenġiefu (“morning gift”), from Proto-Germanic *murgnagebō (“morning gift”), equivalent to morning + gift. Cognate with Dutch morgengave (“morning gift”), German Morgengabe (“morning gift”).