beginning etymology

English word beginning comes from Old English (ca. 450-1100) onginnan (To begin. To undertake, attempt.), Dutch ontginnen (To develop.), Proto-Germanic *ginnaną, Proto-Germanic *bi- (By, at; a general locative prefix.), Old Saxon andginnan (To begin.), Proto-Germanic *ginnaną

Detailed word origin of beginning

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
onginnan Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) To begin. To undertake, attempt.
ontginnen Dutch (nld) To develop.
*ginnaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*bi- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) By, at; a general locative prefix.
andginnan Old Saxon (osx) To begin.
*ginnaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*biginnaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To begin.
beginnan Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) (rare) to begin.
beginnen Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
begin English (eng) (ambitransitive) To start, to initiate or take the first step into something.. (intransitive) To be in the first stage of some situation. (intransitive) To come into existence. (nonstandard) Beginning; start.
beginning English (eng) (informal) Of or relating to the first portion of some extended thing. (uncountable) The act of doing that which begins anything; commencement of an action, state, or space of time; entrance into being or upon a course; the first act, effort, or state of a succession of acts or states.. That which begins or originates something; the first cause. That which is begun; a rudiment or element.. [...]

Words with the same origin as beginning

Descendants of onginnan
Descendants of *bi-
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