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EnglishEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English begging, beggyng, beggynge, equivalent to beg +‎ -ing(gerund ending).

NounEdit

begging ‎(plural beggings)

  1. The act of one who begs.
    • 1832, Charles Coleman, The Mythologie of the Hindus: With Plates
      The Brahmans were very annoying in their beggings for money []

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English beggin, beggyn, beggyng, (also beggand), present participle of beggen(to beg), equivalent to beg +‎ -ing(participle ending).

VerbEdit

begging

  1. present participle of beg

Derived termsEdit