Origin of underneath

before 900; Middle English undernethe, Old English underneothan. See under, beneath
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underneath
/ (ˌʌndəˈniːθ) /

preposition, adverb

under; beneath

adjective

lower

noun

a lower part, surface, etc

Word Origin for underneath

Old English underneothan, from under + neothan below; related to Old Danish underneden; see beneath
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