Neth"er (?), a. [OE. nethere, neithere, AS. niera, fr. the adv. nier downward; akin to neoan below, beneath, D. neder down, G. nieder, Sw. nedre below, nether, a. & adv., and also to Skr. ni down. &root;201. Cf. Beneath.]
Situated down or below; lying beneath, or in the lower part; having a lower position; belonging to the region below; lower; under; -- opposed to upper.
'Twixt upper, nether, and surrounding fires.
This darksome nether world her light
Doth dim with horror and deformity.
All my nether shape thus grew transformed.
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