I am studying English and it is still difficult for me to understand the exact meaning of some words or sentences. Therefore, I am asking for your help. As for learning and practicing, I decided to translate documentaries. The sentence below makes it difficult for me to understand it:
A million mornings forgotten by the mind of man.
After I metaphrase this sentence into the target language, its meaning becomes that "Man literally forgot a million mornings", which, of course, does not fit the context at all.
However, if I make a paraphrase for a more accurate understanding of the sentence, then I get such a meaning of the sentence "A million years forgotten by the man". I am omitting the word "mind" from the original sentence and changing word "morning" to "year" because I think that a million mornings represent a million days, which is quite consistent with the word "years".