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  • Prefix meaning "low", "lower", "below", "under", "beneath".
  • Prefixed used to denote inferiority or baseness.

Etymologies

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From Middle English nither-, neother-, from Old English niþer- (prefix), from niþer ("below, beneath, down, downwards, lower, in an inferior position"). Cognate with Dutch neder-, neer- ("down"), German nieder- ("down"). More at nether.

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