Genesis 1:23 Commentary - Complete Bibliographical Reference of the Bible
And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
And(1): (conj.) In order to; -- used instead of the infinitival to, especially after try, come, go. (2): (conj.) It is sometimes, in old songs, a mere expletive. (3): (conj.) If; though. See An, conj. (4): (conj.) A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence.
The(1): (v. i.) See Thee. (2): (definite article.) A word placed before nouns to limit or individualize their meaning. (3): (adv.) By that; by how much; by so much; on that account; -- used before comparatives; as, the longer we continue in sin, the more difficult it is to reform.
Evening(1): (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Even (2): (n.) The latter part and close of the day, and the beginning of darkness or night; properly, the decline of the day, or of the sum. (3): (n.) The latter portion, as of life; the declining period, as of strength or glory.
Morning(a.) Pertaining to the first part or early part of the day; being in the early part of the day; as, morning dew; morning light; morning service.
Were(1): (n.) A weir. See Weir. (2): (v. t.) To guard; to protect. (3): The imperfect indicative plural, and imperfect subjunctive singular and plural, of the verb be. See Be. (4): (v. t. & i.) To wear. See 3d Wear. (5): (n.) A fine for slaying a man; the money value set upon a man's life; weregild. (6): (n.) A man.
Fifth(1): (a.) Consisting of one of five equal divisions of a thing. (2): (n.) The interval of three tones and a semitone, embracing five diatonic degrees of the scale; the dominant of any key. (3): (n.) The quotient of a unit divided by five; one of five equal parts; a fifth part. (4): (a.) Next in order after the fourth; -- the ordinal of five.
Day(1): (n.) A specified time or period; time, considered with reference to the existence or prominence of a person or thing; age; time. (2): (n.) The time of light, or interval between one night and the next; the time between sunrise and sunset, or from dawn to darkness; hence, the light; sunshine. (3): (n.) The period of the earth's revolution on its axis. -- ordinarily divided into twenty-four hours. It is measured by the interval between two successive transits of a celestial body over the same meridian, and takes a specific name from that of the body. Thus, if this is the sun, the day (the interval between two successive transits of the sun's center over the same meridian) is called a solar day; if it is a star, a sidereal day; if it is the moon, a lunar day. See Civil day, Sidereal day, below. (4): (n.) Those hours, or the daily recurring period, allotted by usage or law for work. (5): (n.) (Preceded by the) Some day in particular, as some day of contest, some anniversary, etc.
Complete Bibliographical Reference of the Bible
The definitions of the words are from Webster's New Modern English Dictionary by Noah Webster, 1922.