inkling

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, from inklen, inclen(to give an inkling of, hint at, mention, utter in an undertone), from inke(apprehension, misgiving), from Old English inca(doubt, suspicion), from Proto-Germanic *inkô(ache, regret), from Proto-Indo-European *yenǵ-(illness). Cognate with Old Frisian jinc(angered), Old Norse ekki(pain, grief), Norwegian ekkje(lack, pity).

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Noun[edit]

inkling ‎(plural inklings)

  1. A slight suspicion or hint.
  2. (dialect) Inclination, desire.

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Verb[edit]

inkling

  1. present participle of inkle

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