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bugan

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Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self. To be damned is for one's ordinary everyday mode of consciousness to be unremitting agonizing preoccupation with self.
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Old English

Etymology

From Germanic *beugan. Cognate with Old Saxon būgan (Dutch buigen), Old High German biogan (German biegen), Gothic 𐌱𐌹𐌿𐌲𐌰𐌽.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈbu:ɣɑn/

Verb

būgan (class II strong: 3 singular preterite bēah, preterite plural bugon, past participle bogen)

  1. to bend, bow (down)
  2. to turn away, withdraw

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