anginn

n (-es/-) 1. a beginning, attempt, onset; 2. an enterprise, undertaking, attempt; 2a. intention, purpose, design, enterprise, undertaking, opportunity; 3. persistant effort, resolve, enterprise, endeavor, pertinacity; þǽra þegna anginn…þæt híe noldon þæs weallgebreces geswícan the pertinacity of the thanes in not desisting from breaking down the wall; 3a. practice of a rite, study; 4. attempt on, attack, onset; 5. gesture, action; 6. action, proceedings, behavior, treatment; 7. rising (of sun); 8. tip (of finger);

Old to modern English dictionary. 2013.

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  • angien — see anginn …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • angyn — see anginn …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • earmian — impersonal wv/i2 w.d. person, w.g. thing to cause pity in a person (dat); (1) used impersonally w.g. cause; hwám ne mæg earmian swilcre tíde to whom will there not be pity for such a time?; (2) with cause of pity as subject; him earmode þǽre… …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • onginn — see anginn …   Old to modern English dictionary

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