be-ginnan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
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be-ginnan
Add:I. to begin, 1. trans, a. with acc. Gif hý hit beginnan (incipient ) and ne gefremman, Ll. Th. ii. 164, 29. Se tídsang is swá tó beginnenne, R. Ben. 33, 2. Hé fulworhte mynster þe his mæg begunnon hæfde, Hml. S. 26, 110. Geendadre bletsunge sý dægredsang begunnen, R. Ben. 35, 23. Þá sýn mid alleluian begunnene, 15. b. with infin. Ne beginnes cuoeða, Lk. L. R. 3, 8. c. with dat. infin. Begann hé tó hrýmenne, Hml. Th. i. 152, 15: 258, II:ii. 502, 29. 2. intrans. Æfter ðám beginne se abbod, R. Ben. 35, 22. Þæt Assiria ríce æt Ninuse begunne, Ors. 2, I; S. 60, 25. II. to attempt, undertake, 1. with acc. Se apostel, swá swá þá biscopas bǽdon, began þá feórðan bóc, Ælfc. T. Grn. 12, 43. Hí wurdon áblende þe bebod begunnon (attempted to carry out the command), Hml. S. 4, 361. 2. with infin. God him þæs tíþode, and hé began git biddan (he attempted further intercession), Hml. S. 13, 203. 3. with dat. infin. Gif hwá útácymen man beginne tó þénienne. swelte hé deáðe externus, qui ad ministrandum accesserit, morietur, Num. 3, 10. II a. to attack :-- Ymbe þreó mónað þæs þe hié mon ǽr ongon (began, v.l. ), Ors. 5, II; S. 238, II. [O. Sax. bi-ginnan: O. Frs. bi-ginna: O. H. Ger. pi-ginnan.] v. under-beginnan; un-begunnen.
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