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  • verb intransitive, obsolete To spring forth; emerge; spring into existence; originate.

Etymologies

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From Middle English atspringen, ætspringen, from Old English ætspringan ("to rush forth, spurt out, spring out"), equivalent to at- +‎ spring. Compare Dutch ontspringen ("to spring, well, outflow"), German entspringen ("to spring from, escape, arise").

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