arghnes

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Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English earhnes, eargnes; equivalent to argh +‎ -nesse.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈarxnɛs/, /ˈarwənɛs/

Noun[edit]

arghnes

  1. (rare) scaredness, cowardliness, afraidness
  2. (rare) powerlessness or insignificance.
  3. (rare) laziness; unwillingness to act.

Descendants[edit]

  • Scots: arghness, erchness

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