The general assembly of the Northmen, which all capable of bearing arms were bound to attend on occasions requiring deliberation and action. The words Volksthing and Storthing are still in use.
A shout filled all the Ting, a thousand swords Clashed loud approval.
Frithiof-Saga (The Parting).
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894