|Ness (Ness) -ness suffix
[Middle English -nes, from Old English.]
State; quality; condition; process; is; being; existing; degree: brightness.
[AS. næs, ns; akin to Icel. nes, Sw. näs, Dan. næs, and E. nose. root/ 261. See Nose.]
A promontory; a cape; a headland. Hakluyt.
^ Ness is frequently used as a suffix in the names of places and promontories; as, Sheerness.
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