penning

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

penning

  1. present participle of pen

Noun[edit]

penning (plural pennings)

  1. Writing; literary composition.
    the idle pennings of a poetic daydreamer

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

penning (plural pennings or penningar)

  1. An old currency unit, the Swedish penning.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch penninc, from Old Dutch pennink, from Proto-Germanic *panningaz. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɛ.nɪŋ/
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  • Hyphenation: pen‧ning
  • Rhymes: -ɛnɪŋ

Noun[edit]

penning m (plural penningen, diminutive penninkje n)

  1. (historical) A small coin, usually made of silver but later also of gold; penny.
  2. A medal or commemoration coin.
  3. (figuratively) money, cash.
  4. (obsolete) coin.

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *panningaz

Noun[edit]

penning m

  1. penny

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse penningr, from Proto-Germanic *panningaz

Noun[edit]

penning c

  1. a coin, a penny
  2. money, cash

Declension[edit]

Declension of penning 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative penning penningen penningar penningarna
Genitive pennings penningens penningars penningarnas

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