Origin of morn
- Middle English from Old English morgen
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English mōrn, morwen, from Old English morÄ¡en, from Proto-Germanic *murganaz, *murginaz (compare West Frisian moarn, Low German Morgen, Dutch morgen, German Morgen, Danish morgen, Norwegian morgon), from pre-Germanic *mrÌ¥kéno, *mrÌ¥kóno, from Proto-Indo-European *mrÌ¥Hko (compare Welsh bore "˜morning', Lithuanian mérkti "˜to blink, twinkle', Skt márÄ«cih "˜ray of light'), from *mer- "˜to shimmer, glisten' (compare Greek μέρα (méra) "˜morning'). See also morrow, morning.