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or 'neath

[neeth, neeth]
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preposition Chiefly Literary.
  1. beneath.

Origin of neath

First recorded in 1780–90; aphetic variant of beneath
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Examples from the Web for neath

Historical Examples

  • May be beatin' Heaven's music 'neath that faded coat and vest.

    The Universal Reciter


  • They cannot move their dead cats while smarting 'neath the cruel English yoke.

    Ireland as It Is

    Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)

  • Neath is of great antiquity, having been the Nidum of the days of Antoninus.

  • Of the grip of that Grendel 'neath the great roof upbuilded.

  • They nearly came to grief in quicksands at the mouth of the river Neath.

    Medival Wales

    A. G. Little

British Dictionary definitions for neath



  1. archaic short for beneath
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for neath

1787, poetic shortening of beneath (q.v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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