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PronunciationEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English handlinge, hondlunge, from Old English handlung (handling), equivalent to handle +‎ -ing. Cognate with Dutch handeling (trade, operation, action), German Handlung (act, action), Swedish handling (act, deed, action).

NounEdit

handling (countable and uncountable, plural handlings)

  1. A touching, controlling, managing, using, take care of, etc., with the hand or hands, or as with the hands.
    • Edmund Spenser
      The heavens and your fair handling / Have made you master of the field this day.
    • 1864, Oregon. Legislative Assembly. House of Representatives
      [] at San Francisco it is warehoused and reshipped to Liverpool, or other foreign market; and in exchange for this wheat, comes back the merchandise which has to pass through all these shipments, reshipments, warehousings, handlings, &c.
  2. (art) The mode of using the pencil or brush; style of touch.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Fairholt to this entry?)
  3. A criminal offence, the trade in stolen goods.
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Etymology 2Edit

From handle.

VerbEdit

handling

  1. present participle of handle

DanishEdit

NounEdit

handling

  1. action, act

DeclensionEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From handle +‎ -ing

NounEdit

handling f or m (definite singular handlinga or handlingen, indefinite plural handlinger, definite plural handlingene)

  1. an act, deed
  2. action
  3. the plot or storyline, in a work of fiction
  4. shopping; the action of visiting shops

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From handle +‎ -ing

NounEdit

handling f (definite singular handlinga, indefinite plural handlingar, definite plural handlingane)

  1. an act, deed
  2. action
  3. the plot or storyline, in a work of fiction
  4. shopping; the action of visiting shops

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SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the verb handla

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

handling c

  1. an act, a deed
  2. an act, a document
  3. action
  4. the plot or storyline, in a work of fiction
  5. shopping; the action of visiting shops

DeclensionEdit

Declension of handling 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative handling handlingen handlingar handlingarna
Genitive handlings handlingens handlingars handlingarnas

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