onin = was (verb "to be"/"to exist" - past tense - I was - 1st person singular) (some things Google found for "onin": an uncommon term; The Ònin War (1467-1477) was a civil war during the Muromachi period in Japan; onin.com is a non-profit website of a forensic scientist; The Ōnin Group is a US staffing agency; user names; first name of a World of Warcraft character; Onin (or Sepa) is a people and language of New Guinea in Indonesia; a unusual last name; a misspelling of "onion"; in Esperanto accusative of oni meaning indefinite personal pronoun one; name of a city in South Korea)
Word derivation for "I was" (to exist) :
Basque = nintzen, Finnish = olin
Miresua = onin
Starting off the new year with verb conjugations.