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[nes] /nɛs/
noun
1.
a headland; promontory; cape.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English -nes(se) (in place names), in part continuing Old English næs, in part < Old Norse nes; akin to nose
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British Dictionary definitions for nesses

ness

/nɛs/
noun
1.
  1. (archaic) a promontory or headland
  2. (capital as part of a name): Orford Ness
Word Origin
Old English næs headland; related to Old Norse nes, Old English nasunose

Ness

/nɛs/
noun
1.
Loch Ness, a lake in NW Scotland, in the Great Glen: said to be inhabited by an aquatic monster. Length: 36 km (22.5 miles). Depth: 229 m (754 ft)
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Word Origin and History for nesses

ness

n.

obsolete except in place names, Old English næs "a promontory," related to nasu "nose" (see nose (n.)). Cognate with Old Norse nes, Danish næs, Swedish näs, Middle Dutch nesse.

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