nigh–hand

adverb

Definition of nigh–hand

  1. 1 :  near at hand :  close by living nigh-hand to where the new house was to be built — A. H. Bullen

  2. 2 :  nearly, almost wasn't it enough for you to nigh-hand kill one o' my horses — Samuel Lover

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Origin and Etymology of nigh–hand

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


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