- n. 黎明；开端
- vt. 破晓；出现；被领悟
- n. (Dawn)人名；(西)道恩
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来自PIE*dhegwh, 燃烧，发光，词源同day, yesterday. 引申义曙光，黎明。
- dawn:  Dawn was originally formed from day. The Old English word dæg ‘day’ formed the basis of dagung, literally ‘daying’, a word coined to designate the emergence of day from night. In Middle English this became daiing or dawyng, which in the 13th to 14th centuries evolved to dai(e)ning or dawenyng, on the model of some such Scandinavian form as Old Swedish daghning. Then in the 15th century the -ing ending was dropped to produce dawn.
- dawn (v.)
- c. 1200, dauen, "to dawn, grow light," shortened or back-formed from dauinge, dauing "period between darkness and sunrise," (c. 1200), from Old English dagung, from dagian "to become day," from Proto-Germanic *dagaz "day" (cognates: German tagen "to dawn;" see day (n.)). Probably influenced by Scandinavian cognates (Danish dagning, Old Norse dagan "a dawning"). Related: Dawned; dawning.
- dawn (n.)
- 1590s, from dawn (v.).
- 1. At dawn I woke him up and said we were leaving.
- 2. I started work at dawn and returned only at nightfall.
- 3. A breakfast will be served to those who last out till dawn!
- 4. The business, founded by Dawn and Nigel, suffered financial setbacks.
- 5. Thousands of pounds worth of drugs were seized in dawn raids yesterday.
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