anigh

anigh (adv.) "nearby," c.1200, from A- (Cf. a-) (1) + NIGH (Cf. nigh).

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  • Anigh — A*nigh , prep. & adv. [Pref. a + nigh.] Nigh. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anigh — adjective /əˈnai/ near, close to Rest you quiet till I come; and may no foul creature come anigh you. J.R.R. Tolkien The Two Towers …   Wiktionary

  • anigh — /euh nuy /, Chiefly New Eng. and Midland U.S. Older Use. prep. 1. near; close to. adv. 2. nearby; close by. [1765 75; a (as in ANEAR) + NIGH] * * * …   Universalium

  • anigh — I. preposition Etymology: a (I) + nigh archaic : nigh II. adverb ( er/ est) Etymology: a ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Motor Bus — is a macaronic poem by Alfred Denis Godley (1856 1925).The mixed English Latin text makes fun of the difficulties of Latin declensions. It takes off from puns on the English words motor and bus , ascribing them to different declensions in Latin,… …   Wikipedia

  • apast — /euh past , euh pahst /, prep. Chiefly South Midland U.S. and Newfoundland. past; beyond. [1890 95; a (semantically empty, perh. a generalization of adverbial A 1) + PAST; cf. ANEAR, ANIGH] * * * …   Universalium

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