Ing vs Xing - What's the difference?

ing | xing |


As a proper noun ing

is shortened from inga, rare by itself but a popular first part of twentieth century hyphenated names like ing-britt and ing-marie.

ing

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) .

Noun

(en noun)
  • A water meadow
  • References

    * OED 2nd edition 1989

    Etymology 2

    : From Pitman em'' and ''en , which it is related to phonetically and graphically, and the sound it represents. The change in vowel probably reflects the familiar suffix -ing.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The name of the letter for the ng sound in Pitman shorthand.
  • Anagrams

    * ----

    xing

    English

    Alternative forms

    * x-ing, Xing, X-ing

    Usage notes

    Primarily used on road signs – see (road crossing). Compare with crossbuck symbol. ----