neve

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English neve, neave, from Old English nefa (nephew, grandson), from Proto-Germanic *nefô (nephew), from Proto-Indo-European *nepoter-, *népōts, *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.

Noun[edit]

neve (plural neves)

  1. (rare or obsolete) Nephew.
    • 1920, Wilhelm Robert Richard Pinger, Laurence Sterne and Goethe:
      Iwein considers it his right and duty to avenge his neve, and is much exercised when Artûs proposes to go to the well with his full strength, for he apprehends that the king will give the distinction of the combat to his sister's son Gâwein.
  2. (rare or obsolete) A male cousin.
    • 1988, Michael Tepper, New World immigrants:
      Still another passenger on the same ship was Gysbert Philips from Velthuysen, 24 years old, a "neve" ( nephew or cousin) of Cornelia Wynkoop.
  3. (rare or obsolete) A grandson.
  4. (rare) A spendthrift.

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Galician[edit]

Noun[edit]

neve f (plural neves)

  1. snow

Verb[edit]

neve

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of nevar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of nevar

Hungarian[edit]

Noun[edit]

neve

  1. possessive third-person singular, singular possession of név

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Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin nivem, accusative of nix, from Proto-Italic *sniks, from Proto-Indo-European *snígʷʰs. Compare Portuguese neve, Spanish nieve.

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Noun[edit]

neve f (plural nevi)

  1. (weather) snow
  2. (slang, uncountable) snow (cocaine)

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ne +‎ -ve

Conjunction[edit]

neve

  1. and not

Norwegian[edit]

Noun[edit]

neve m

  1. fist (clenched hand)


This Norwegian entry was created from the translations listed at fist. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see neve in the Norwegian Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) June 2010


Portuguese[edit]

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neve

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese neve (snow), from Latin nix, nivis (snow), from Proto-Italic *sniks (snow), from Proto-Indo-European *snígʷʰs (snow), derived from *sneygʷʰ- (to snow). Cognate with Galician neve, Spanish nieve, Catalan neu, Occitan nèu, Italian neve and Romanian nea.

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Noun[edit]

neve f (plural neves)

  1. snow
    • 1902, Fernando Pessoa, Quando ela passa:
      Quando eu me sento à janela / P'los vidros qu'a neve embaça / Vejo a doce imagem d'ela / Quando passa… passa… passa…
      When I sit at the window / I see through the panes clouded by snow / The sweet image of her / When (she) passes… passes… passes…

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