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beginnan

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Old English

Etymology

From West Proto-Germanic *beginnan, prefixed form of Proto-Germanic *ginnan. Cognate with Old Saxon biginnan (Dutch beginnen), Old High German biginnan (German beginnen).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /beˈjinːɑn/

Verb

beġinnan

  1. (rare) to begin

Conjugation

Class III strong
present singular plural
1st person beġinne beġinnaþ
2nd person beġinnest
3rd person beġinneþ
subjunctive beġinne beġinnen
preterite singular plural
1st person began begunnon
2nd person begunne
3rd person began
subjunctive begunne begunnen
imperative singular plural
beġinn beġinnaþ
participle present past
beġinnende (ġe)begunen


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