Nigh (was: Re: Question about a grammatical term)
|From:||Douglas Koller, Latin & French <latinfrench@...>|
|Date:||Monday, October 7, 2002, 19:21|
>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)
God is nigh... (niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh)