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-nes

  1. Alternative form of -nesse

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From Proto-Germanic *-nassuz (-ness), alteration (by false division) of -n- (adjective and verbal terminating consonant) + Proto-Germanic *-assuz (-ness). Akin to Old Saxon nissi, -nussi, Old High German nissa, -nassi, -nussi, Gothic -𐌹𐌽𐌰𐍃𐍃𐌿𐍃 (-inassus).

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-nes f

  1. Used to form abstract nouns, usually from adjectives, denoting quality or state; -ness

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