derling etymology

Middle English word derling comes from Old English -ling, Old English dēore, and later Old English deorling (A favourite; darling.)

Detailed word origin of derling

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ling Old English (ang) Adverbial suffix denoting direction, state or position Suffix forming diminutives. Suffix used in forming personal nouns.
dēore Old English (ang)
deorling Old English (ang) A favourite; darling.
derling Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as derling

Descendants of -ling
-ling darlyng dereling starling sterlinge sterlynge werpling
Descendants of dēore
deere deorliche dere derely derth derþe