Definitions

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  • n. Niece.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A niece.

Etymologies

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From Middle English nift, nifte, from Old English nift ("niece, granddaughter"), from Proto-Germanic *niftiz (“niece”), from Proto-Indo-European *nepoter-, *nepoder-, *nepo- (“grandchild, sister's son”). Cognate with West Frisian nicht ("cousin"), Dutch nicht ("niece, cousin"), Low German Nijcht ("niece, cousin"), German Nichte ("niece"). Compare neve. More at niece.

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