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noun 
  1. (context, obsolete, Historical) A public assembly or council in a Scandinavian country
  • 1997, Before Thorstein left home, he and Asgerd decided to take Arinbjorn's gift, the silk cloak, out of Egil's chest, and Thorstein wore it to the . " "Egil's Saga", tr. Bernard Scudder, The Sagas of Icelanders (Penguin 2001, p. 168)
Etymology: Old Norse íing (Swedish ting), cognate with Old English íing ( > English thing).


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noun (plural: things; diminutives: thingy / thingie, thingo Aus)
  1. That which is considered to exist as a separate entity, object, quality or concept.
  2. A word, symbol, sign or other referent that can be used to refer to any entity.
  3. An individual object or distinct entity.
  4. whatever can be owned.
  5. the latest fad or fashion.
  6. (in plural) clothes, possessions or equipment.
  7. A unit.
Get me a thing of apple juice at the store.
  1. In Scandinavian countries, a legislative or judicial assembly.
  2. (in certain fixed expressions) A problem, dilemma, or complicating factor.
  3. (context, U.S. slang) A penis.
Etymology: From , from íing.


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