nesh

Word Origin for nesh

from Old English hnesce; related to Gothic hnasqus tender, soft; of obscure origin
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adj.

"tender, delicate, weak," now a Northern England dialect word, from Old English hnesce "soft in texture" (cognate with early modern Dutch nesch, Gothic hnasqus), of unknown origin.

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