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Nigh (was: Re: Question about a grammatical term)

From:Douglas Koller, Latin & French <latinfrench@...>
Date:Monday, October 7, 2002, 19:21
Herman writes:

>Padraic Brown wrote: > >>Next is superlative of nigh! > >Ah. Well, since "nigh" isn't in my active vocabulary, I didn't think of >that. I recognize it as an infrequent synonym for "near", but I'm not sure >if I could use it correctly in a sentence.
I normally hear it in the "X is nigh" construction (Death is nigh.). Back in my days at summer camp, there was a song set to the tune of "Taps" (maybe 'Taps' actually had these words?) and I don't remember all the words, but the last three lines were along the lines of: ...Day is done, (dooooooooooooooone) Safely rest, God is nigh... (niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh) Kou


Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...>