neáh-west
This might be just a supplemental entry adding to an entry in the Main Volume.
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
neáh-west
. I. AddAnastasius wæs geþeóded tó Nonnoso, sé wæs práfost on ðám mynstre þe geseted is in þám munte Soracte, and hé him þeódde tó fore þǽre stówe neáwiste (propinquitate loci), Gr. D. 48, 26. Binnan ánes geáres fyrste næs gemét hǽðengild geond hundteóntig míla-neáwiste (for a hundred miles round), Hml. Th. i. 562, 27. II. AddIc wolde þaet hý mínre neáwiste wilnedon and þíne forhogedon, Wlfst. 255, 17. Búton hit sy elles hwylc þe máran Godes ege habbe, þæt hit for his neáweste þe betere beó for Gode and for worolde, 269, 13.
This is a supplementary entry with editorial changes to an entry in the main volume of the dictionary. Look under the 'Possibly connected entries' below, or for the same headword in the list to the left.

A Combined List of Abbreviations.

Abbreviation not recognized. See:

A Combined List of Abbreviations.