Origin of ming
- Mandarin Míng from mīng bright from Middle Chinese miajŋ
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English mingen, mengen, from Old English mengan (“to mix, combine, unite, associate with, consort, cohabit with, disturb, converse"), from Proto-Germanic *mangijanÄ… (“to mix, knead"), from Proto-Indo-European *menk- (“to rumple, knead"). Cognate with Dutch mengen (“to mix, blend, mingle"), German mengen (“to mix"), Danish mÃ¦nge (“to rub"), Old English Ä¡emang (“mixture, union, troop, crowd, multitude, congregation, assembly, business, cohabitation"). More at among.
- From Middle English mingen, mengen, mungen, muneÈen, from Old English myngian, mynegian, Ä¡emynegian (“to bring to mind, have in mind"), from myne (“mind"), from Ä¡emunan (“to remember"), from Proto-Germanic *munanÄ… (“to think"), from Proto-Indo-European *men- (“to think"). Merged in Middle English with Old English Ä¡emyndgian (“to remember, be mindful, remind, intend, commemorate, mention, exhort, impel, warn, demand payment"). More at mind.
- Backformation from minging.