Wednesday, 14 January 2009


An interesting participle.

ING, some sort of financial group. Insurance, I think. Ing in the place names Birmingham and Nottingham (originally Snotti-inga-hame, apparently, rather similar to the Welsh name Senelloccu, but meaning the home of the followers of Snotti). -ing in the Cnutings, Cnuts decendants. -ing the Yngalingas, the Swedish Royals of the middle ages. Yng and ing, there. Names after Ing, a Norse mother goddess. Cyninga, Kin-ing, origin of prince. Aetheling, noble, good, proficient, etc, followed by ing meaning a Prince in Anglo-Saxon England. And, of course, Ing in Ingland.

Prydein, now Britain, was also named after a mother goddess. I don't know what that says about Mabinogion (young-boy-tales) star Pryderi. Ancient peoples, possibly including the Gauls and reflected in the Byzantine legend about the Channel ferrys carrying ghosts, believed Britain to be the land of the gods, the home of the after life and so on.

That's enough for now.

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