Nic

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See also: nic, nić, nič, and NIC

English[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Nic

  1. A diminutive of the female given names Nicola, Nichola, and Nicole.

Anagrams[edit]


Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contracted from iníon mhic (daughter of the son of).

Noun[edit]

Nic

  1. A prefix used with a woman's maiden surname
    Fionnghuala fhionn Nic Aoidh
    fair-haired Fionnghuala McKay

Usage notes[edit]

This prefix replaces the prefix Mac found in male surnames, and triggers lenition of a following consonant. It is used by unmarried women, and by married women who have kept their maiden name. Thus Fionnghuala Nic Aoidh's father and brothers would use the surname Mac Aoidh.

Related terms[edit]

  • Ó (used in male names)
  • bean Uí, (used with a woman's married name)
  • (used in place of the male Ó prefix)

Jèrriais[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Nic m

  1. A diminutive of the male given name Nic'lesse or Nicolas.
  2. (religion) Satan