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Origin of underneath

before 900; Middle English undernethe,Old English underneothan.See under, beneath
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How to use underneath in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for underneath

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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