inkling

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English[edit]

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).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA:/ɪŋklɪŋ/

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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