-ling

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1-ling

noun suffix

: one connected with or having the quality of

: young, small, or minor one

Full Definition of -LING

1
:  one connected with or having the quality of <hireling>
2
:  young, small, or inferior one <duckling>

Origin of -LING

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old English -ing

2-ling

adverb suffix

Definition of -LING

:  in (such) a direction or manner <sideling> <flatling>

Variants of -LING

-ling or -lings

Origin of -LING

Middle English -ling (from Old English), -linges (from -ling + -es -s); akin to Old High German -lingūn -ling, Old English lang long

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