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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Begin  \Be*gin"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Began},  {Begun};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Beginning}.]  [AS.  beginnan  (akin  to  OS  biginnan  D. 
  &  G.  beginnen  OHG.  biginnan  Goth.,  du-ginnan,  Sw  begynna 
  Dan.  begynde);  pref.  be-  +  an  assumed  ginnan  [root]31.  See 
  {Gin}  to  begin.] 
  1.  To  have  or  commence  an  independent  or  first  existence;  to 
  take  rise;  to  commence. 
 
  Vast  chain  of  being!  which  from  God  began.  --Pope. 
 
  2.  To  do  the  first  act  or  the  first  part  of  an  action  to 
  enter  upon  or  commence  something  new  as  a  new  form  or 
  state  of  being  or  course  of  action  to  take  the  first 
  step;  to  start  ``Tears  began  to  flow.''  --Dryden. 
 
  When  I  begin,  I  will  also  make  an  end  --1  Sam.  iii. 
  12. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Begun  \Be*gun"\, 
  p.  p.  of  {Begin}. 




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