-ing

Suffix of placenames indicating the followers of a person and their chief settlement, thus Reading = Reada's people. It also functioned as a patronymic, or suggested the bearer possessed certain qualities, thus *Aetheling = son of a noble, or one possessed of noble qualities. -
Cf. -by

Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. .

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.