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Icelandic

Declension of þing
(singular) (plural)
(indefinite) (definite) (indefinite) (definite)
nominative þing þingið þing þingin
accusative þing þingið þing þingin
dative þingi þinginu þingum þingunum
genitive þings þingsins þinga þinganna
Other words with the same declension

Etymology

From Old Norse þing meaning "assembly", "council" or "business". In turn from Proto-Germanic *þengan. Cognate with modern Icelandic "þing" (of the same meaning), Swedish, Norwegian and Danish ting, German Ding, Old English and Old Frisian thing, and an unattested Gothic *þigg[1].

Noun

þing n.

  1. an assembly, meeting or council

See also


Old English

Etymology

From Germanic *þengan ‘appointed time’. Cognate with Old Frisian thing, Old Saxon þing, Old High German thing ‘assembly, council’ (German Ding ‘matter, thing’), Old Norse þing (Danish and Swedish ting) and an unattested Gothic *þigg[1]. It may go back to an Indo-European root *ten- ‘stretch, pull, span’, the source of Old Irish tan ‘time’, Latin tempus ‘time’.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ðɪŋg/

Noun

þing n (plural þing)

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

Descendants

References

  • Notes:
  1. 1.0 1.1 German and probable Gothic cognate in Deutsches Wörterbuch

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