nigh-hand

adverb

1
: near at hand : close by
living nigh-hand to where the new house was to be builtA. H. Bullen
2
: nearly, almost
wasn't it enough for you to nigh-hand kill one o' my horsesSamuel Lover

Word History

Etymology

Middle English nigh hand, neih hond, from Old English nēh hand, from nēh, adverb, nigh + hand

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“Nigh-hand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nigh-hand. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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