also neeze "sneeze," northern and Scottish, from Middle English nesen (mid-14c.), probably from Old Norse hnjosa, of imitative origin (cf. Old High German niosan, German niesen, Middle Dutch niesen).

Nearby words

  1. neem tree,
  2. neenah,
  3. neencephalic,
  4. neencephalon,
  5. neep,
  6. neet,
  7. nef,
  8. nefandous,
  9. nefarious,
  10. nefariously

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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