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NIGH, adjective [G. A preposition signifying to, on or after, that is, approaching, pressing on, making towards; strait, narrow.]

1. Near; not distant or remote in place or time.

The loud tumult shows the battle nigh

When the fig-tree putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh

2. Closely allied by blood; as a nigh kinsman.

3. Easy to be obtained or learnt; of easy access.

The word is very nigh unto thee. Deuteronomy 30:14.

4. Ready to support, to forgive, or to aid and defend.

The Lord is nigh unto them who are of a broken heart. Psalms 34:18.

5. Close in fellowship; intimate in relation.

Ye are made nigh by the blood of Christ. Ephesians 2:13.

6. Near in progress or condition. Hebrews 6:8.

NIGH, adverb ni.

1. Near; at a small distance in place or time, or in the course of events.

He was sick, nigh to death. Philippians 2:27.

2. Near to a place.

He drew nigh

3. Almost; near. He was nigh dead.

NIGH is never a preposition. In the phrase, nigh this recess, with terror they survey, there is an ellipsis of to. They, nigh to this recess, survey, etc.

NIGH, verb intransitive ni. To approach; to advance or draw near. [Not used.]

 

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