nahe

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old High German nāh. Cognate with Dutch na, English nigh.*

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Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

nahe

  1. (+dative) near
    Brühl ist eine kleine Stadt nahe Köln.
    Brühl is a small town near Cologne.

Adjective[edit]

nahe (comparative näher, superlative am nächsten)

  1. (dated) Alternative form of nah.
  2. inflected form of nah

Adverb[edit]

nahe

  1. (dated) Alternative form of nah.

Usage notes[edit]

The adverb form is not dated in compound verbs such as nahestehen, nahekommen, etc.