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or 'neath

[neeth, neeth]
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preposition Chiefly Literary.
  1. beneath.
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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
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Word Origin and History for neath

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

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