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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1787, poetic shortening of beneath (q.v.).


alt. (context poetic English) beneath. prep. (context poetic English) beneath.


Neath is a town and community situated in the principal area of Neath Port Talbot, Wales with a population of 19,258 in 2011. The wider urban area, which includes neighbouring settlements, had a population of 50,658 in 2011. Historically in Glamorgan, the town is located on the river of the same name, east northeast of Swansea.

Neath (UK Parliament constituency)

Neath ( Welsh: Castell-nedd) is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election and one Assembly Member by the first past the post system of election.

Neath (disambiguation)

Neath may refer to:

  • Neath — a town in South Wales
  • River Neath — a river though the town
  • Neath (UK Parliament constituency)
  • Neath (Assembly constituency)
  • Neath RFC — rugby union club in the town.
  • Neath Athletic AFC— football club, members of the Welsh Premier League
Neath (Assembly constituency)

Welsh Assembly county constituency


Neath shown as one of the 40
Welsh Assembly constituencies


Electoral region:



Preserved county:

Neath is a constituency of the National Assembly for Wales. It elects one Assembly Member by the first past the post method of election. Also, however, it is one of seven constituencies in the South Wales West electoral region, which elects four additional members, in addition to seven constituency members, to produce a degree of proportional representation for the region as a whole.

Usage examples of "neath".

But when she had donned her nightdress and crept be neath the duvet her troubled mind refused to let her sleep.

He was Deputy-Chairman of Quarter Sessions in his native county of Glamorganshire, and he was also Chairman of the Vale of Neath Railway, Captain of the Glamorganshire Rifle Volunteers, and fourth Charity Commissioner of England and Wales.

Waterford in Ireland, Neath in Wales, and Linlithgow and Thurso in Scotland.

When they were through, they sat together be neath the chinaberry and savored the breeze on their faces.

Up there, be neath a chinaberry tree, was her mother's grave, marked by a quartz stone she used to keep on the window ledge to see the sun shine through.

LaMont Chu was nominated to tell her she could blow it off and they'd mark her down as present, which was just fine with Ann Kittenplan, since even the butchest little girls don't seem to have this proto-masculine fetish for enclosure under neath things.

The occasional highlands that noted the central plain were connected, though partly sub- neath the soil in the midland basin, to great broken blocks sedimentary rock running in an irregular backbone from to southwest through the plain.

Another surprise was that Neath had been built around a central courtyard with a disused fountain, its stone lichen-coated and decaying, the focal point.