nift

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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), confer *népōts. Cognate with West Frisian nift and nicht (cousin), Dutch nicht (niece, cousin), Low German Nijcht (niece, cousin), German Nichte (niece). Compare neve. More at niece.

Noun[edit]

nift (plural nifts)

  1. (obsolete) Niece.

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *niftiz (niece, granddaughter), from Proto-Indo-European *nepot- (grandchild, sister's son), cf. *népōts. Akin to Old Frisian nift (niece, young girl), Old High German nift (niece, granddaughter).

Noun[edit]

nift f

  1. niece
  2. granddaughter
  3. stepdaughter

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Descendants[edit]