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Yngling

[ing-ling] /ˈɪŋ lɪŋ/
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
< Old Norse Ynglingr
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  • 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
1.
a type of keelboat, designed to be crewed by three people
Word Origin
C20: Norwegian, literally: youngster
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