costning

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English costning, costnunge, from Old English costnung ‎(temptation, testing, trial, tribulation), from Old English costnian, variant of Old English costian ‎(to tempt, try, prove, examine), from Proto-Germanic *kustōną ‎(to try, taste), from Proto-Indo-European *geus- ‎(to enjoy, taste), equivalent to cost +‎ -ing. Cognate with German kosten ‎(to taste). Related to choose.

NounEdit

costning ‎(plural costnings)

  1. (Britain dialectal) Temptation.

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