neath

or 'neath

[neeth, neeth]

preposition Chiefly Literary.


RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. nearthrosis,
  2. neat,
  3. neat line,
  4. neat's-foot oil,
  5. neaten,
  6. neath port talbot,
  7. neatherd,
  8. neatly,
  9. neatnik,
  10. neato

Origin of neath

First recorded in 1780–90; aphetic variant of beneath

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British Dictionary definitions for neath

neath

'neath

preposition

archaic short for beneath
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Word Origin and History for neath

neath

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

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