-ung

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ung f (plural -ungen)

  1. -ing; forms nouns from verbs, usually describing either an event in which an action is carried out, or the result of that action.
    rechnen → die Rechnung
    to reckon → the reckoning, the bill
    entdecken → die Entdeckung
    to discover → the discovery
    erinnern → die Erinnerung
    to remember → the remembrance, the memory

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Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *-ungō. Cognate with Old Saxon -unga (Low German -inge/-ing), Old Dutch -inga, -unga (Dutch -ing), Old High German -unga (German -ung), Old Norse -ung, -ing (Swedish -ing).

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ung f

  1. forming nouns from verbs, denoting verbal action or an instance of it; or denoting a substance involved in the verbal action

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Usage notes[edit]

  • -ung is the variant of -ing used with Class 1a and Class 2 Weak verbs ending in -ian