nithing

noun

Definition of nithing

plural -s
1 obsolete : coward, poltroon
2 obsolete : niggard

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Origin and Etymology of nithing

Middle English, from Old English nīthing, from Old Norse nīthingr, from nīth scorn, contumely + -ingr -ing; Old Norse nīth akin to Old English nīth envy, hatred, strife, Old High German nīd envy, hatred, Gothic neith envy and perhaps to Latin nitēre to shine


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