handling

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

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).

Noun[edit]

handling (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.
  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 2[edit]

From handle.

Verb[edit]

handling

  1. Present participle of handle.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the verb handle

Noun[edit]

handling

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

Inflection[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the verb handla

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

Declension[edit]