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See also: ying, thing, Thing, yíng, yìng, y?ng, and y?ng

Icelandic

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Etymology

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)[1].

Pronunciation

Noun

þing n (genitive singular þings, nominative plural þing)

  1. assembly, meeting, council
  2. parliament

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Derived terms

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Old Danish

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Old Norse þing, from Proto-Germanic *þing?.

Noun

þing n (genitive þings, plural þing)

  1. (Scanian) assembly, council
    • c. 1210, "Uil bryti skilias", Scanian Law, chapter 231.
      [...] þa fari brytin til tuiggia þinga [...]
      [...] then the bailiff must attend two assemblies [...]

Declension

Descendants

  • Danish: ting

Old English

Alternative forms

Etymology

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").

Pronunciation

Noun

þing n (nominative plural þing)

  1. event, meeting, court
  2. matter, concern
  3. thing, object

Declension

Descendants


Old Norse

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *þing?.

Pronunciation

  • (12th century Icelandic) IPA(key): /'?/

Noun

þing n (genitive þings, plural þing)

  1. thing, a regional parliament of nearby clans, traditionally headed by an elected jarl
  2. a multi-regional parliament, with representatives from several þing

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