This certainly is a preposition. http://machaut.uchicago.edu/?action=search&word=near&resource=Webster's&quicksearch=on --Connel MacKenzie 23:33, 6 June 2007 (UTC)
- Please read Joan Maling (1983). She has shown it is rather an adjective with which you can omit the preposition to. - TAKASUGI Shinji (talk) 16:24, 21 January 2010 (UTC)
Kept. See archived discussion of February 2008. 07:01, 9 February 2008 (UTC)
"From Proto-Indo-European *meg'hr-"
- I don't know, but if you want to learn more, you can try asking CodeCat (talk • contribs). —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 04:08, 6 February 2013 (UTC)
- I've removed the derivation, which was completely unknown to me. It was originally added by an IP in July 2011. No source, justification or explanation given anywhere, and on the face of it, it doesn't merely look implausible or improbable, but downright impossible. There may be some additional steps in between involved, but as long as there is not even so much as a hint at these, I'm not ready to believe this bizarre etymology and I have to assume someone is pulling our collective leg. --Florian Blaschke (talk) 17:46, 17 May 2013 (UTC)
"Near" in Art History
Some modern Art History publications use phrases like "THE PAINTER OF THE AEGINA CHIMAERAS Near the Nessos Painter"  with a strange use of word "near", which seems to be a short version of "Attributed to an artist near ..." as in . As far as I understand "THE PAINTER OF THE AEGINA CHIMAERAS Near the Nessos Painter" phrase means that THE PAINTER OF THE AEGINA CHIMAERAS might be the same as "Nessos Painter" judging by the style or it can be someone who has similar style. I do not think that meaning is covered by current definitions listed. How would we add it? --Jarekt (talk) 13:03, 30 May 2017 (UTC)