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Webster 1913 Edition


Ness

Ness

,
Noun.
[AS.
naes
,
ns
; akin to Icel.
nes
, Sw.
näs
, Dan.
naes
, and E.
nose
. √ 261. See
Nose
.]
A promontory; a cape; a headland.
Hakluyt.
Ness is frequently used as a suffix in the names of places and promontories; as, Sheerness.

Webster 1828 Edition


Ness

NESS

, a termination of appellatives, denotes state or quality, as in goodness, greatness.

Definition 2022


Ness

Ness

See also: ness and -ness

English

Proper noun

Ness

  1. (Irish mythology) An Ulster princess and the mother of Conchobar mac Nessa and Findchoem in the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology. Daughter of Eochaid Sálbuide. Also the mother of Cormac Cond Longas by incest with Conchobar mac Nessa.
  2. Loch Ness

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ness

ness

See also: Ness and -ness

English

Noun

ness (plural nesses)

  1. (geography) A promontory; a cape or headland. (frequently used as a suffix in placenames)
    • 1958: Eric Rücker Eddison, Zimiamvian Trilogy, volume 3: “The Mezentian Gate”, page 177 (Elek Bks.)
      Velvraz Sebarm stands upon the lake, among orange-trees and pomegranates and almonds and peaches of the south, a mile north-west over the water from Zayana town, and two miles by land: an old castle built of honey-coloured marble at the tip of a long sickle-shaped ness that sweeps round southwards, with wild gardens running down in the rocks to the water’s edge, and behind the castle a wood of holm-oaks making a wind-break against the north.

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References

  • ness in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • The Collins English Dictionary, Collins, London & Glasgow 1986

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Vilamovian

Etymology

Cognate with German Nässe

Noun

ness f (plural nessa)

  1. rainy weather
  2. wetness

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