noun Scandinavian Mythology.
  1. 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
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Historical Examples of yngling

  • If the Yngling forgets the song of Asgard, who will sing it to the heroes?'


    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


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

Word Origin for Yngling

C20: Norwegian, literally: youngster
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