-ung

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See also: ung, ủng, ưng, and ung.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German -ung, -unge, from Old High German -unga, from Proto-Germanic *-ungō. More at -ing.

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-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 (to reckon) + ‎-ung → ‎die Rechnung (the reckoning, the bill)
    entdecken (to discover) + ‎-ung → ‎die Entdeckung (the discovery)
    erinnern (to remember) + ‎-ung → ‎die Erinnerung (the remembrance, the memory)

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Luxembourgish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old High German -unga, from Proto-Germanic *-ungō. Cognate with German -ung, English -ing.

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Suffix[edit]

-ung

  1. used to form nouns from verbs

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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).

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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

Usage notes[edit]

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

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