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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