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. [1913 Webster]

Vast chain of being! which from God began. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

When I begin, I will also make an end. --1 Sam. iii. 12. [1913 Webster]

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