Pronunciation Noun

ness (plural nesses)

  1. (geography) A promontory; a cape or headland. (Frequently used as a suffix in placenames.)
    • 1958: Eric Rücker Eddison, Zimiamvian Trilogy, volume 3: “The Mezentian Gate”, page 177 ↗ (Elek Bks.)
      Velvraz Sebarm stands upon the lake, among orange-trees and pomegranates and almonds and peaches of the south, a mile north-west over the water from Zayana town, and two miles by land: an old castle built of honey-coloured marble at the tip of a long sickle-shaped ness that sweeps round southwards, with wild gardens running down in the rocks to the water’s edge, and behind the castle a wood of holm-oaks making a wind-break against the north.
  • Russian: мыс

Pronunciation Proper noun
  1. (Irish mythology) An Ulster princess and the mother of Conchobar mac Nessa and Findchoem in the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology. Daughter of Eochaid Sálbuide. Also the mother of Cormac Cond Longas by incest with Conchobar mac Nessa.
  2. The River Ness, a short river in Scotland which flows from Loch Ness through Inverness to the Beauly Firth.
  3. Surname

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