Origin of nessMiddle English nesse from Old English næs and Old Norse nes, akin to Old English nosu, nose
Ness is defined as state, quality or degree.
An example of ness as a suffix when someone is being awkward; awkwardness.
a promontory; headland: now chiefly in place names [Inverness]
lake in NW Scotland: 23 mi (37 km) long: a large, long-necked, reptilian creature (Loch Ness monster) is reputed to live in its deep waters
state, quality, or instance of being: togetherness, sadness
Origin of -nessMiddle English -nesse from Old English -nes(s), akin to German -niss, Gothic -nassus (for -assus, with n- from end of the preceding component)
A cape or headland.
Origin of nessMiddle English ness from Old English næss ; see nas- in Indo-European roots.
State; quality; condition; degree: brightness.
Origin of -nessMiddle English -nes from Old English
Old English nÃ¦s; cognate with Icelandic nes, Swedish nÃ¤s, Danish nÃ¦s. Related to nose.
- It is the question of the particularity or " this-ness " (haecceitas, as Duns Scotus afterwards named it) that embarrasses the Scholastics.
- Other experiments in inductive telegraphy were made by Preece, aided by the officials of the British Postal Telegraph Service, in Glamorganshire in 1887; at Loch Ness in Scotland in 1892; on Conway Sands in 1893; and at Frodsham, on the Dee, in 1894.
- If these figures (16, 17, 18 and 19 hours) are to be pressed, they would refer to, say, Ushant (48° N.), Flamborough Head (54°), Tarbet Ness in Ross (58°) and the northernmost Shetlands (61 °).
- In Kesteven the wapentakes of Aswardhurn, Aveland, Beltisloe, Haxwell, Langoe, Loveden, Ness, Winnibriggs, and Grantham Soke have been practically unchanged, but the Domesday wapentakes of Boothby and Graffo now form the wapentake of Boothby Graffo.
- A lighthouse (50 55' N., o 58' E.) stands on the ness, which has been the scene of many shipwrecks, and has been lighted since the time of James I.