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nether

[ neth-er ]
/ ˈnɛð ər /
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adjective
lying or believed to lie beneath the earth's surface; infernal: the nether regions.
lower or under: his nether lip.
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Origin of nether

before 900; Middle English nethere,Old English neothera, nithera, derivative of nither down (cognate with German nieder), literally, further down, equivalent to ni- down + -ther comparative suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM nether

neth·er·ward, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nether

nether
/ (ˈnɛðə) /

adjective
placed or situated below, beneath, or undergroundnether regions; a nether lip

Word Origin for nether

Old English niothera, nithera, literally: further down, from nither down. Related to Old Irish nitaram, German nieder
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