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Yngling

[ ing-ling ]
/ ˈɪŋ lɪŋ /
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noun Scandinavian Mythology.

a member of a royal family of Sweden and Norway, claiming descent from Ing, the Germanic god of fertility.

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Origin of Yngling

From the Old Norse word Ynglingr

Words nearby Yngling

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How to use Yngling in a sentence

  • 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

Yngling
/ (ˈɪŋlɪŋ) /

noun

a type of keelboat, designed to be crewed by three people

Word Origin for Yngling

C20: Norwegian, literally: youngster
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