costning

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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

  1. (Britain dialectal) Temptation.

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