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  • n. The state or quality of being nether or beneath; lowness; inferiority.
  • n. Deepness; depth; abyss.

Etymologies

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From Middle English nethernesse, from Old English niþernes ("deepness, the bottom, lowness, a low position"), equivalent to nether- + -ness.

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