How Do You Spell NIGHEST?

Pronunciation: [nˈa͡ɪəst] (IPA)

The word "nighest" is a comparative form of "near" meaning "nearest" or "closest". It is spelled with the "gh" at the end, although it is not pronounced. In the IPA phonetic transcription, "nighest" is written as /ˈnaɪ.ɪst/, with the stress on the first syllable "nai" and the schwa sound in the second syllable "ist". This archaic word is not commonly used in modern English, but it is occasionally found in literature and poetry.

NIGHEST Meaning and Definition

  1. Most nigh.

    Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Etymology of NIGHEST

The word "nighest" is derived from the Old English word "nēahst", which is a combination of two elements: "nēah" meaning "near" or "nigh" and the superlative suffix "-est". Over time, "nēahst" evolved into "nighest" in Middle English, and it continues to be used today as the superlative form of "near".

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