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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English, from inklen, inclen (to give an inkling of, hint at, mention, utter in an undertone), from inke (apprehension, misgiving), from Old English inca (doubt, suspicion), from Proto-Germanic *inkô (ache, regret), from Proto-Indo-European *yenǵ- (illness). Cognate with Old Frisian jinc (angered), Old Norse ekki (pain, grief), Norwegian ekkje (lack, pity).

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inkling (plural inklings)

  1. A slight suspicion or hint.
  2. (dialectal) Inclination, desire.

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inkling

  1. present participle of inkle

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