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Beginning


BEGIN'NING, participle present tense First entering upon; commencing; giving rise or original; taking rise or origin.

BEGIN'NING, noun The first cause; origin.

I am the beginning and the ending. Revelation 1:8.

1. That which is first; the first state; commencement; entrance into being.

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Genesis 1:1.

3. The rudiments, first ground or materials.

Mighty things from small beginnings grow