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† throwing, n.1

Forms:  OE throuung (Northumbrian), OE þreowung (rare), OE þrowing, OE þrowonge (accusative, probably transmission error), OE ðroung (Northumbrian), OE ðrouung (chiefly Northumbrian), OE ðrowng (Northumbrian), OE ðrowungg- (inflected form, rare), OE–eME þrowung, OE–eME ðrowung, lOE þruwung, eME drowing (probably transmission error), eME þrowegunge, eME þroweinge, eME þrowenge, eME þroweunge, eME þrowinge, eME þrowinnge (Ormulum), eME þrowungæ, eME þrowunge, eME þrowying, eME þruwinge, eME ðhrowing, ME þrowynge. (Show Less)
Origin: Formed within English, by derivation. Etymons: throw v.2, -ing suffix1.
Etymology: < throw v.2 + -ing suffix1.
Compare classical Latin passio   suffering, especially in its post-classical Latin sense denoting the sufferings of Jesus (see passion n.).

  Suffering; spec. the suffering of death. Esp. with reference to the Passion of Christ.

eOE   King Ælfred tr. Gregory Pastoral Care (Hatton) (1871) xviii. 137   Ic, eower emnðeowa & Cristes ðrowunge gewita [L. testis Christi passionum].
OE   Ælfric Catholic Homilies: 2nd Ser. (Cambr. Gg.3.28) xxxiv. 292   Ða nyste heora nan his naman to secgenne, ne on hwæs timan he ðrowunge underhnige.
?c1200   Ormulum (Burchfield transcript) l. 15205   Inn till þrowinnge & pine.
a1225  (?a1200)    MS Trin. Cambr. in R. Morris Old Eng. Homilies (1873) 2nd Ser. 81   His holie þrowegunge þe he wolde þolien.
a1300   Passion our Lord l. 4 in R. Morris Old Eng. Misc. (1872) 37   Cristes þruwinge þet he þolede her.
a1325  (c1250)    Gen. & Exod. (1968) l. 1317   Wið-uten long ðhrowing and figt.
a1398   J. Trevisa tr. Bartholomaeus Anglicus De Proprietatibus Rerum (BL Add. 27944) (1975) II. xviii. x. 1136   Þerfore if þe oon is yslawe þe other pursueþ him þat slew þat oþer wiþ so bisy wreche and vengeaunce þat passeþ þrowynge.

eOE—a1398(Hide quotations)


This entry has been updated (OED Third Edition, September 2018).