From Old Norse þing ("assembly, council, business"), in turn from Proto-Germanic *þing?. Cognate with Faroese ting, Norwegian ting, Swedish ting, and Danish ting, English thing, Dutch ding, German Ding, and an unattested Gothic *? (*þigg).
þing n (genitive singular þings, nominative plural þing)
þing n (genitive þings, plural þing)
|The declension is unstable and should be treated as a guide. The case system was gradually being simplified from four to two cases. Even some nominative markers were sporadically kept in the Scanian dialect, although they mostly were replaced with the accusative endings from Old Norse.|
From Proto-Germanic *þing?. Cognate with Old Frisian Old Frisian thing (West Frisian West Frisian ding), Old Saxon Old Saxon thing, þing (Low German Low German Ding), Old Dutch thing (Dutch ding), Old High German ding ("assembly, council") (German Ding ("matter, thing")), Old Norse þing ("assembly, council, business") (Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish ting). It may go back to an Indo-European root *ten- ("stretch, pull, span"), the source of Old Irish tan ("time"), Latin tempus ("time").
þing n (nominative plural þing)