1 of 3

transitive verb

chiefly Scottish
: blast, blight
nithered plants


2 of 3

intransitive verb

chiefly Scottish
: to shiver or tremble especially with cold


3 of 3

dialectal variant of neither

Word History


Transitive verb

Middle English nitheren, from Old English nitherian; akin to Old High German nideren to lower, debase, Old Norse nithra to lower; all from a prehistoric North Germanic-West Germanic verb derivative from the root of Old English nither down

Intransitive verb

probably of Scandinavian origin

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“Nither.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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