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nesh

adjective \ˈnesh\

Definition of nesh

  1. 1 chiefly dialectal :  soft, juicy, tender nesh grass in the spring

  2. 2 chiefly dialectal a :  delicate, retiring b :  gentle, kindly c :  extremely fastidious or dainty d :  timid

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Origin and Etymology of nesh

Middle English nesshe, nesche, from Old English hnesce; akin to Old High German nascōn to nibble, eat dainties, Gothic knasqus soft, fine, tender, Greek kneōron, kneōros spurge flax, Sanskrit kiknasa particles of ground grain, groats, Latin ciner-, cinis ashes — more at incinerate


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nesh

intransitive verb \"\

Definition of nesh

-ed/-ing/-es

dialectal, England

  1. :  to act timidly

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Origin and Etymology of nesh

Middle English nesshen, neschen to make soft, become soft, from Old English hnescian, from hnesce, adjective


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