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From Middle English nesen, from Old English *hnēosan ‎(to sneeze), from Proto-Germanic *hneusaną ‎(to sneeze), from a merger of Proto-Indo-European *(s)knus- ‎(to sneeze) and *pnew- ‎(to gasp, pant, breathe). Cognate with Dutch niezen ‎(to sneeze), German niesen ‎(to sneeze), Danish nyse ‎(to sneeze), Swedish nysa ‎(to sneeze), Icelandic hnjósa ‎(to sneeze), Old English fnēosan ‎(to sneeze). See sneeze.


neeze ‎(third-person singular simple present neezes, present participle neezing, simple past and past participle neezed)

  1. (intransitive, Britain dialectal or archaic) To sneeze.