See also: nither and niþer-

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *niþer from the comparative of Proto-Indo-European *ni- (down, below). Cognate with Old High German nidar, Old Norse niðr.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈni.θer/, [ˈni.ðer]

AdverbEdit

niþer

  1. down
  2. downstairs

Usage notesEdit

This word is used to describe where something is going: wit gāþ þæder niðer (“we're going down there”). To describe where something is located, the word niþre is used instead: wit sind hēr niðre (“we're down here”).

AntonymsEdit