- to solicit
- Plural form of ding
From Middle High German dingen, from Old High German dingōn, from Proto-Germanic *þingōną. Originally a weak verb, which developed secondary strong forms; a process that seems to have begun in the Middle Low German cognate. Compare Dutch dingen (strong).
- The commonest form is the past participle gedungen, chiefly as an adjective. For example: ein gedungener Mörder (“a hired murderer”).