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English

Pronunciation

Etymology

Old English nēah, nēh

Adjective

nigh (comparative er, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
nigh

Comparative
er

Superlative
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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) near, close by

Usage notes

Nigh is an older form of near. Near was originally the comparative form of nigh; the superlative form was next. Nigh is used today mostly in archaic, poetic, or regional contexts.

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Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [nʲiː] or [nʲɪɟ]

Verb

nigh

  1. to wash

Conjugation


Scottish Gaelic

Verb

nigh

  1. to wash, bathe

Participles

Tense \ Voice Active Passive
Present a' nighe --
Past nigh nigheadh
Future nighidh nighear
Conditional nigheadh nighteadh

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