upgang

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English upgang, from Old English ūpgang ‎(a rising, sunrise, a going up, an approach, an ascent, a landing, a going inland), equivalent to up- +‎ gang. Cognate with Dutch opgang ‎(ascent), German Aufgang ‎(rising, ascent), Swedish uppgång ‎(a rise, a way up), Icelandic uppgang ‎(expansion).

Noun[edit]

upgang ‎(plural upgangs)

  1. (Britain dialectal) The act of ascending a slope; ascent.
  2. (Britain dialectal) A way up; a slope.
  3. (Britain dialectal) A sudden rising of wind and sea; a storm.

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