MORNING is the period of time between midnight and 11:59:59 am or, more commonly, the interval between sunrise and noon. Morning precedes afternoon , evening , and night in the sequence of a day . Originally, the term referred to sunrise.
* 1 Etymology * 2 Significance for humans * 3 References * 4 External links
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The Modern English words "morning" and "tomorrow" began in Middle English as morwening, developing into morwen, then morwe, and eventually morrow. English, unlike some other languages, has separate terms for "morning" and "tomorrow", despite their common root. Other languages, like Spanish and German, may use a single word – mañana and Morgen, respectively – to signify both "morning" and "tomorrow".
SIGNIFICANCE FOR HUMANS
Some languages that use the time of day in greeting have a special greeting for morning, such as the English good morning. The appropriate time to use such greetings, such as whether it may be used between midnight and dawn, depends on the culture's or speaker's concept of morning.
The morning period may be a period of enhanced or reduced energy and productivity. The ability of a person to wake up effectively in the morning may be influenced by a gene called "Period 3". This gene comes in two forms, a "long" and a "short" variant. It seems to affect the person's preference for mornings or evenings. People who carry the long variant were over-represented as morning people, while the ones carrying the short variant were evening preference people.
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* ^ Origin of the phrase "Good Morning
* ^ Etymology of the word "morning
* ^ Weber, Max (1961). General Economic History. New York: Collier
Books. p. 23. the German plow made criss-cross plowing unnecessary,
and for its use the division into long strips was most appropriate.
The size of the separate strips was usually determined in this
connection, by the amount which an ox could plow in a day without
giving out - hence the Gernan names 'Morgen' (English, 'morning' but
equivalent to an acre) or 'Tagwerk' (English, day's work).
* ^ "Why some of us are early risers". BBC News. London.
2003-06-17. Retrieved 2008-01-30.