-ling etymology

Middle English word -ling comes from Old English -ling, Old English -ing

Detailed word origin of -ling

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ling Old English (ang) Adverbial suffix denoting direction, state or position Suffix forming diminutives. Suffix used in forming personal nouns.
-ing Old English (ang) Forming derivatives of masculine nouns with sense of ‘belonging to, son of’. Forming nouns from verbs, indicating action, process or material.
-ling Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as -ling

Descendants of -ling
darlyng dereling derling starling sterlinge sterlynge werpling
Descendants of -ing
-ing ceiling forgreithing kening kenning ȝedding