on-gin
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
on-gin
on-ginn, es; n. I. a beginning Ðæs weges ongin, ðe tó Criste lǽt, ne meg beón begunnen on fruman bútan sumre ancsumnysse, R. Ben. 5, 16. Næs his frymþ ǽfre, eádes ongyn, Exon. Th. 240, 13; Ph. 638. His ríces ongin (original condition ) nǽfre gewonaþ, Blickl. Homl. 9, 16. II. an attempt, undertaking, enterprise Micel is ðæt ongin ðínre gelícan ðæt ðú forhycge hláford úrne it is a great undertaking for the like of thee to despise our lord, Exon. Th. 250, 15; Jul. 127. Gif ðú gewítest ána from éþele, nis ðæt onginn wiht, 119, 2; Gú. 248. Ongin, 123, 22; Gú. 326. Be ðam onginne ðe hé ongan, ðæt wésten swá ána eardigan, Guthl. 4; Gdwin. 28, 7. Ðú miht æt Gode ábiddan ðæt ðú wilt wið ðæs drýg onginne, Blickl. Homl. 187, 19. Onginnum incoeptis, Hpt. Gl. 515, 15. III. action, proceeding Gesticulatio angin jocus ł actus, 473, 61. Wrætlíc þúhte stánes ongin (the stone spoke ), Andr. Kmbl. 1482; An. 742. Yða ongin the violent action of the waves, 931; An. 466. IV. action, activity, active life, actions, endeavours Ðǽr wæs wuldres wynn, wígendra þrym, æðelíc onginn, næs ðǽr ǽnigum gewinn, 1775; An. 890. Ðæt se ǽresta dǽl his onginnes and líles wǽre tó geleáfan gecyrred. Blickl. Homl. 211, 30. Drihtne úres anginnes nán þing dígle ne biþ. . . 'Beforan ðé is eall mín gewilnung,' R. Ben. 25, 9. [O. Sax. ana-, an-gin: O. H. Ger. ana-gin, -ginni.] v. an-gin.
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