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adjective Nesh
Soft; tender; delicate.

Etymology: AS. hnesc hn├Žsc, akin to Goth. hnasqus


From Middle English nesh, nesch, nesche, from Old English hnesce, hnysce, hnæsce (“soft, tender, mild; weak, delicate; slack, negligent; effeminate, wanton”), from Proto-Germanic *hnaskuz (“soft, tender”), from Proto-Indo-European *knēs-, *kenes- (“to scratch, scrape, rub”). Cognate with Scots nesch, nesh (“soft, tender, yielding easily to pressure, sensitive”), Dutch nesch, nes (“wet, moist”), Gothic 𐌷𐌽𐌰𐍃𐌵𐌿𐍃 (hnaskwus, “soft, tender, delicate”). Compare also nask, nasky, nasty.

From Middle English neschen, from Old English hnescan, hnescian (“to make soft, soften; become soft, give way, waver”), from Proto-Germanic *hnaskōną, *hnaskijaną (“to make soft”), from Proto-Indo-European *knēs-, *kenes- (“to scratch, scrape, rub”). Cognate with Old High German nascōn ("to nibble at, parasitise, squander"; > German naschen (“to nibble, pinch”)).

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Fun Facts about the name Nesh

  • When was the first name Nesh first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Nesh is Wednesday, December 3rd, 1919.
  • How unique is the name Nesh? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Nesh. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Nesh: Your name in reverse order is Hsen. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hnes. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Nesh born Feb 13, 1991

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Spain approximately on 1400. Your profession was seaman, dealer, businessman, and broker.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn determination and persistency. Every misfortune should crash upon your strong will.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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