I googled and I found nothing useful. I know what dawn means but I can't figure out if dawning is the same thing or has a different meaning.


They are often interchangeable, except in some special cases.

For instance, you can't say "Dawning broke over the valley settlement."

"Dawning" is, well, verbish. As the poet said.

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    agreed. You can say 'the dawn of a new age' or 'the dawning of a new age', but you can't say 'I got up just before dawning'. – David Garner Jan 4 '16 at 14:59

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