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[ing-ling] /ˈɪŋ lɪŋ/
noun, Scandinavian Mythology.
a member of a royal family of Sweden and Norway, claiming descent from Ing, the Germanic god of fertility.
Origin of Yngling
From the Old Norse word Ynglingr Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for Yngling
Historical Examples
  • If the Yngling forgets the song of Asgard, who will sing it to the heroes?'

    Hypatia Charles Kingsley
  • Yngve was one of the god's surnames, and Yngling means a descendant of Yngve.

    The Story of Norway Hjalmar H. Boyesen
  • One cause there was of alarm to the Yngling (Borgar), and also for her who bore the loved one.

    Teutonic Mythology, Vol. 1 of 3 Viktor Rydberg, Ph.D.
British Dictionary definitions for Yngling


a type of keelboat, designed to be crewed by three people
Word Origin
C20: Norwegian, literally: youngster
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