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An alteration of dawing, under the influence of Scandinavian cognates (c.f. Swedish, Danish dagning).

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  • (UK), (US) IPA: /ˈdɔːnɪŋ/
  • (US) (in accents with the cot-caught merger) IPA: /'dɑ:nɪŋ/

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Singular
Dawning

Plural
Dawnings

Dawning (plural Dawnings)
  1. (now chiefly, poetic) Dawn.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book II:
      & soo they two retorned ageyne in the daunyng of the day [...].
    • 1874, James Thomson, The City of Dreadful Night
      never there
      Can come the lucid morning's fragrant breath
      After the dewy dawning's cold grey air
  2. The first beginnings of something.

VerbModificar

dawning

  1. Present participle of dawn.et:dawning

fr:dawning hu:dawning ru:dawning te:dawning vi:dawning zh:dawning

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