‘Nigh’ and ‘nye’

Nigh and nye are homophones, and neither is particularly common. I suspect a general audience would be most familiar with nigh. Nigh is considered archaic and literary, but the usage of nye is very limited.

PheasantNigh

  • near
  • close to
  • almost or nearly

Nye

  • a brood (or sometimes flock) of pheasants

My tip: “the end is nigh”.

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