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Searchable Lemmata: spinninge (ME), spinning (MdE).
Alternate Forms: spenyng, spinningue, spynnyng, spynnynge, spynyng.

    Definitions and Defining Citations:

1(vn.) Occupation; the act of making thread or yarn by twisting fibres together (see spin); the craft or occupation of so doing. See also spinning- fee, spinning-house, spinning-wheel.(circa 1300 still in current use)
1. With spinningue and with seuwingue hire liflode heo wan. Biblical/Hagiographic. [MED SLeg. ((LdMisc 108) 261/18) circa 1300]
2. That noon ... meld garn, nother of thair awne spynnyng nor bought spon. [MED Mem.Bk.York in Sur.Soc.120 (78) circa 1440]
c.f.: abras, fusura
Sex: Male, Female    Ceremonial: No
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1a(vb.) Occupation; appears in compounds: spenningfe, spynyng wheel, spynnyng hous, spynnyng croke.
Sex: Male, Female    Ceremonial: No
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    Etymological Evidence:

Definite, gerund from the verb spinnen 'to spin' (q.v.).
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