From Old Norse þing (“assembly, council, business”), in turn from Proto-Germanic *þingą. Cognate with Faroese ting, Norwegian ting, Swedish ting, and Danish ting, English thing, Dutch ding, German Ding, and an unattested Gothic 𐌸𐌹𐌲𐌲 (*þigg).
þing n (genitive singular þings, nominative plural þing)
- allsherjarþing (General Assembly)
- fjarþinghald (teleconferencing)
- rafrænt þinghald (electronic conferencing)
- símaþinghald (teleconferencing)
- sýndarþinghald (virtual conferencing, virtual conference)
- tölvuþinghald (computer conferencing)
- þinghald (conferencing)
From Proto-Germanic *þingą. Cognate with Old Frisian thing (West Frisian ding), Old Saxon thing, þing (Low German Ding), Old Dutch thing (Dutch ding), Old High German ding ‘assembly, council’ (German Ding ‘matter, thing’), Old Norse þing ‘assembly, council, business’ (Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish ting). It may go back to an Indo-European root *ten- ‘stretch, pull, span’, the source of Old Irish tan ‘time’, Latin tempus ‘time’.