n. (vbl. n.)
WA takyng, takynge
'capture'(Modern English taking)
Formed within English on take (v.).
Proposed ON Etymon (OIcel representative)
taka ‘to take’, cp. taka (n.) 'capture'
(ONP taka (2) (vb.))
Other Scandinavian Reflexes
Phonological and morphological markers
First cited by MED and OED3 in Ancrene Riwle, then common and widespread beginning in the late 14c. See also take (v.).
Occurrences in the Gersum Corpus
WA 1344, 1835, 2123