EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English endyng, endinge, endunge, from Old English endung, ġeendung (ending), equivalent to end +‎ -ing. Cognate with Dutch ending (ending), German Endung (ending).

NounEdit

ending (plural endings)

  1. A termination or conclusion.
  2. The last part of something.
  3. (grammar) The last morpheme of a word, added to some base to make an inflected form (such as -s in "dogs").
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English ending, endyng, endende, from Old English endiende, from Proto-Germanic *andijōndz, present participle of Proto-Germanic *andijōną (to end), equivalent to end +‎ -ing.

VerbEdit

ending

  1. present participle of end

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IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From enda (to end) +‎ -ing.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ending f (genitive singular endingar, nominative plural endingar)

  1. end, ending
  2. durability
  3. (grammar) ending, suffix

DeclensionEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

ending

  1. Alternative form of endyng

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

ende +‎ -ing, first part from Old Norse endi, endir (end, conclusion), from Proto-Germanic *andijaz (end), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂entíos (front, forehead), from *h₂ent- (face, forehead, front), perhaps from *h₂en- (on, onto). Last part from Old Norse -ingr m, -ingi m, -ing f, from Proto-Germanic *-ingō, *-ungō.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛnːɪŋ/, /ˈɛndɪŋ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪŋ
  • Hyphenation: end‧ing

NounEdit

ending f or m (definite singular endinga or endingen, indefinite plural endinger, definite plural endingene)

  1. the act of ending; finishing
    Synonym: endelse
  2. (grammar) an ending (the last morpheme of a word, added to some base to make an inflected form)
    • 1877, Arne Garborg, Den ny-norske Sprog- og Nationalitetsbevægelse, page 137:
      modernisasjon (bortkastelsen av de mange endinger etc.)
      modernization (the removal of the many endings, etc.)
    Synonym: endelse
  3. (poetry) the last syllable in a verse line
    • 2008, Kurt Sweeney, Kjegler:
      sensibilitetens øks styrer diktene – med makt tvinger den fram mannlig, trykksterk ending i hver linje
      the ax of sensibility controls the poems - with force it forces a masculine, powerful ending in each line

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ende +‎ -ing

NounEdit

ending f (definite singular endinga, indefinite plural endingar, definite plural endingane)

  1. (grammar) ending (last part of a word)

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