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  • n. Nephew.
  • n. A male cousin.
  • n. A grandson.
  • n. A spendthrift.


From Middle English neve, neave, from Old English nefa ("nephew, grandson"), from Proto-Germanic *nefô (“nephew”), from Proto-Indo-European *nepoter-, *nepo- (“grandchild, sister's son”). Cognate with West Frisian neef ("cousin, nephew"), Dutch neef ("nephew"), Low German neve ("nephew"), German Neffe ("nephew"), Icelandic nefi ("kinsman"). Compare nift. See also nephew. (Wiktionary)


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