næss
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
næss
ness, es ; m. I. a ness, land running out into water, headland, promontory. [The word ness found in English local names is mostly of Scandinavian origin, Icel. nes ; but, in a charter of 778, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. iii. 382, 28, Tucingnæs occurs, and in another of 801 is the passage, 'adjecto uno piscatorio on Taemise fluuio ubi dicitur Fiscnaes,' i. 216, 25. Other instances in the charters are, Herces næs, iii. 437, 1 : on scearpan næsse, 438, 22. Earna næs Eagles-ness, Beo. Th. 6055 ; B. 3031, Hrones næs Whales-ness, 5603; B. 2805,,] Æt brimes næsse at the sea-headland, Andr. Kmbl. 3417; An. 1712. Beorh wæterýðum neáh, be næsse, Beo. Th. 4478; B. 2243. Gesæt on næsse cyning, 4825; B. 2417. Wearþ on næs (of a lake ) togen wundorlíc wǽgbora, 2883 ; B. 1439 : 3205; B. 1600. Se ðe næs (by the sea ) gerád, 5789; B. 2898. Windige næssas wind-swept headlands, 2721 ; B. 1358. Neowle næssas headlands that plunge into the water, 2826; B. 1411. Hié Geáta clifu ongitan meahton, cúþe næssas, 3828; B. 1912. II. in connection with under, niðer, and often in pl. ground (as in under-ground) Ongan ðá eorþan delfan, ðæt hé on twentigum fótmǽlum feor funde behelede under neólum niðer næsse gehýdde in þeóstorcofan (he found the cross hidden twenty feet underground ), Elen. Kmbl. 1661 ; El. 832. Gǽst ellor hwearf under neowelne næs (underground, i. e. to hell ), Judth. Thw. 239; Jud. 113. Sunne gewát tó sete glídan under niflan næs (sink beneath the horizon ), Andr. Kmbl. 2611; An. 1307. Fyrgenstreám under næssa genipu niðer gewíteþ (the stream disappears in a dark chasm ), flód under foldan, Beo. Th. 2724; B. 1360. Hí (the fallen angels) gedúfan sceolun niðær undær nessas (to hell ) in ðone neowlan grund, Cd. Th. 266, 32 : Sat. 31 : 270, 15; Sat. 91. Ingong in ðæt atule hús (hell ) niðer under næssas, neole grundas, Exon. Th. 136, 2 ; Gú. 535. v. sǽ-næss and next word.
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