or 'neath

[neeth, neeth]

preposition Chiefly Literary.

Origin of neath

First recorded in 1780–90; aphetic variant of beneath Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for neath

beneath, bottom, lower, nether, under, neath

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British Dictionary definitions for neath




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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