Word of the DaySunday, January 22, 2012
\NEYTH-lis\ , adverb;
Natheless, it was I who did educate Miss Lucy in all useful learning.
-- Sir Walter Scott, Guy Mannering
Natheless, God send you good success, and to that end will we pray.
-- Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Natheless is an Old English word. Nā meant "not" in Old English, and the other roots (the and less) have remained constant in modern English.
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