Busy Saxon, bysgian, the verb, bysig (busy);
Dutch, bezigen; German, besorgniss (care, management); sorge
(care); Saxon, seogan (to see). From the German sorgen we
get the French soigner (to look after something), soigne,
and be-sogne (business, or that which is our care and concern),
with be-soin (something looked after but not found, hence
“want”); the Italian besognio (a beggar).
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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