WORD BY LETTER : English CROSSWORD SOLVER and others things ...
Words starting with : 
Words ending  with : 
Find a definition : 
Home

definition of the word -ness

by the Wiktionnary

Middle English from Old English -nis, -nes (-ness) from Proto-Germanic *-nassus (-ness), alteration (by false division) of -n- (adjective and verbal terminating consonant) + Proto-Germanic *-assus (-ness). Akin to Old Saxon -nissi, -nussi (Dutch -nis), Old High German -nissa, -nassi, -nussi (German -nis), Gothic -inasus, -inassus

-ness

  1. Appended to adjectives to form nouns meaning "the state of (the adjective)", "the quality of (the adjective)", or "the measure of (the adjective)".
    calmnesscalm
    darknessdark
    kindnesskind
    onenessone
  2. Appended to words of other parts of speech to form nouns (often nonce words or terms in philosophy) meaning the state/quality/measure of the idea represented by these words.
    thatnessthat
    treenesstree

Retrieved from "http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/-ness"
Views
Personal tools
Navigation
Toolbox
In other languages

Definition from Wiktionary
Content avaible with GNU Free Documentation License
Earn cryptocurrency with banner ads Earn cryptocurrency with EthereumAds

Powered by php Powered by MySQL Optimized for Firefox