neah

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Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *nēhw, whence also Old Saxon nāh, Old Dutch (Dutch na), Old High German nāh (German nah), Old Norse (Icelandic ná-), Gothic 𐌽𐌴𐍈 (nēƕ). Extra-Germanic cognates include Albanian nesër (tomorrow, in short time).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

nēah (comparative nēar, superlative nīehst)

  1. close, near

Declension[edit]

Preposition[edit]

nēah

  1. close, near

Adverb[edit]

nēah

  1. close, near

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: neygh, nygh, nye, nyȝ
    • English: nigh
    • Scots: ney
    • Yola: neeghe, nich, nigh