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Ne, Ney, Nie, Nye, a. and adv. Superl. neyest. [North. ME. neȝe (Cursor M.), early ME. neȝen (Layamon), ME. ney(e (14th c.), e.m.E. ney(e, ny(e, nie, OE. néaᵹ- rare inflected form of néah, néh adj.: cf. Nigh a. and adv.] Near. — The fourriours that chaissit thame na [read ne] All discumfit hes sene thame sla [read fle]; Alex. i. 3137.
Thairby I understude that scho was nie [: pusillamitie, companie]; Doug. Pal. Hon. i. 192.
Hys helm of steil besyde hym hang weil ne Apon a grayn … of a grene tre; Id. Æn. x. xiv. 5.
Nye besyd Catalone; Asl. MS. 307/19.
This great cumpany that approcheth neyest to us will do us no harm; Knox II. 355.
How more sublime the object bee, The union inward and more nie; Mure Doomesday 534.

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