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Old English[edit]


From niþ (strife, enmity, attack, war: evil, hatred, spite) +‎ geteon (to draw, lead, incite, excite)


nīþgeteōn n (nominative plural nīþgeteōn)

  1. an attack, malice with intent to wound or kill
    Sigor eft áhwearf of norþmonna níðgeteóne, æsctír wera. — Victory after turning back the attack of the Northmen, battle-glory of the troop.