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'''''-ing''''' (or ''-ingas'') is a suffix, used in the [[Legendarium]] to denote such people that were the descendants of a common fore-father.
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'''''-ings''''' (or ''-ingas'') is a suffix, used in the [[Legendarium]] to denote such people that belonged to a certain leader, or that were the descendants of a common fore-father.
 
==Examples==
 
==Examples==
 
*[[Bardings]]
 
*[[Bardings]]
 
*[[Beornings]]
 
*[[Beornings]]
 
*[[Eorlingas]]
 
*[[Eorlingas]]
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*[[Helmingas]]
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
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*[[Old English]] ''-ing'', ''-ung'' (derived from [[Wikipedia:Proto-Germanic language|Proto-Germanic]] *''unga''): Forming derivatives of masculine nouns with sense of "belonging to, son of".<ref>[http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=-ing "-ing"] at [http://www.etymonline.com/index.php Online Etymology Dictionary] (accessed 6 January 2010)</ref><ref>[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/-ing "-ing"] at [http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Wiktionary:Main_Page Wiktionary] (accessed 6 January 2010)</ref>
*[[Old English]] ''-ing'', ''-ung'' (derived from [[Wikipedia:Proto-Germanic language|Proto-Germanic]] *''unga''): Forming derivatives of masculine nouns with sense of "belonging to, son of".<ref>[http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=-ing "-ing"] at [http://www.etymonline.com/index.php Online Etymology Dictionary] (accessed 6 January 2010)</ref><ref>[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/-ing "-ing"] at [http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Wiktionary:Main_Page Wiktionary](accessed 6 January 2010)</ref>
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[[Category:Suffixes]]
 
[[Category:Suffixes]]

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-ings (or -ingas) is a suffix, used in the Legendarium to denote such people that belonged to a certain leader, or that were the descendants of a common fore-father.

[edit] Examples

[edit] Etymology

[edit] References

  1. "-ing" at Online Etymology Dictionary (accessed 6 January 2010)
  2. "-ing" at Wiktionary (accessed 6 January 2010)