-nes

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Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *-nassuz (-ness), alteration (by false division) of -n- (adjective and verbal terminating consonant) + Proto-Germanic *-assuz (-ness). Akin to Old Saxon -nissi, -nussi, Old High German -nissa, -nassi, -nussi, Gothic -inasus, -inassus

Suffix[edit]

-nes f

  1. used to form abstract nouns, usually from adjectives, denoting quality or state

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