-ing /ɪŋ ||iŋ; ||ɪn, ən ||in; ||ṇ, ṃ, ǝŋ/
1. A suffix used to from present participles; as, singing, playing.
2. A suffix used to form nouns from verbs, and signifying the act of; the result of the act; as, riding, dying, feeling. It has also a secondary collective force; as, shipping, clothing.
Note: ☞ The Old English ending of the present participle and verbal noun became confused, both becoming -ing.
3. A suffix formerly used to form diminutives; as, lording, farthing.