suckling
noun Etymology: Middle English suklyng, from suken to suck Date: 13th century a young unweaned animal

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  • Suckling —   [ sʌklɪȖ], Sir (seit 1630) John, englischer Dichter und Dramatiker, getauft Whitton (heute zu London) 10. 2. 1609, ✝ Paris 1642; aus wohlhabender Familie, studierte in Cambridge; später im Hofdienst, floh 1641 aus politischen Gründen nach Paris …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Suckling — Suck ling, n. [OE. sokeling. See {Suck}, v. t.] 1. A young child or animal nursed at the breast. [1913 Webster] 2. A small kind of yellow clover ({Trifolium filiforme}) common in Southern Europe. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Suckling — Suckling, John, geb. 1613; war Anhänger Karls I. im Bürgerkriege u. st. 1641; er schr. einige Dramen, Lieder, Sonette u. vermischte Gedichte gesammelt, Lond. 1646 …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • suckling — mid 15c., an infant at the breast, from SUCK (Cf. suck) + dim. suffix ling. Cf. M.Du. sogeling, Du. zuigeling, Ger. Säugling. Meaning act of breast feeding is attested from 1799 …   Etymology dictionary

  • suckling — ► NOUN ▪ an unweaned child or animal …   English terms dictionary

  • Suckling — [suk′liŋ] Sir John 1609 42; Eng. poet …   English World dictionary

  • suckling — [suk′liŋ] n. [ME sokelynge: see SUCK & LING1] an unweaned child or young animal …   English World dictionary

  • suckling — /suk ling/, n. an infant or a young animal that is not yet weaned. [1400 50; late ME; see SUCK, LING1] * * * In mammals, the drawing of milk into the mouth from the nipple of a mammary gland. In human beings, it is referred to as nursing or… …   Universalium

  • Suckling — /suk ling/, n. Sir John, 1609 42, English poet. * * * In mammals, the drawing of milk into the mouth from the nipple of a mammary gland. In human beings, it is referred to as nursing or breast feeding. The word also denotes an animal that has not …   Universalium

  • Suckling — This is a famous name of pre 7th century Old English origins. It derives from the original word sucan meaning to suck, and was in ancient times a baptismal and patronymic name of endearment. Similar such endearment surnames are Darling, Dear and… …   Surnames reference

  • suckling — UK [ˈsʌk(ə)lɪŋ] / US noun [countable] Word forms suckling : singular suckling plural sucklings mainly literary a baby or young animal that still drinks milk from its mother …   English dictionary

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