ná-

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse , from Proto-Germanic *nēhwiz. Cognate with Old Saxon nāh, Dutch na, Old High German nāh (German nah and nahe); Swedish nära, Gothic 𐌽𐌴𐍈(nēƕ); Old English nēah (English nigh).

Prefix[edit]

ná-

  1. near, close, nigh
  2. insignificant, two-bit, loathsome

Usage notes[edit]

Appended to nouns and adjectives. Not to be confused with the identical stem of nár(corpse), also used in compounds.

Derived terms[edit]