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