merking

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mer- +‎ king.

Noun[edit]

merking (plural merkings)

  1. A mermaid king; the king of the merfolk.
    • 2002, Sarah Hines Stephen, Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid: And Other Stories:
      The merking's castle stood in the very deepest spot. The palace walls were made of coral. The roof was oyster shells. And the windows stood open to let the fish swim in and out.

Icelandic[edit]

Noun[edit]

merking f (genitive singular merkingar, nominative plural merkingar)

  1. meaning, sense
  2. (uncountable) marking, labelling

Declension[edit]