mor·​gen ˈmȯr-gə(n) How to pronounce morgen (audio)
plural morgen
: a Dutch and southern African unit of land area equal to 2.116 acres (0.856 hectare)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Anthony sold his farm near Wall Street, but somehow secured the deed for 100 morgens of land, or about 200 acres, near Coney Island. Jennifer Schuessler, New York Times, 3 Dec. 2019 Wurde getroffen, um Spieler morgen in Ruhe arbeiten lassen zu können., 3 Nov. 2019

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Word History


Dutch, literally, morning

First Known Use

1626, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of morgen was in 1626

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Cite this Entry

“Morgen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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