See also: nesse

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  1. Obsolete spelling of -ness

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Etymology edit

From Old English -nes, from Proto-West Germanic *-nassī, from Proto-Germanic *-inassuz.

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-nesse (plural -nessen or -nesses)

  1. Affixed to adjectives to form abstract nouns which denote a quality, state or condition.

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  • English: -ness
  • Scots: -nes

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