Nichte

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German nichte. This form replaced High German (obsolete) Niftel in the 17th century. It is based on the Low German shift -ft--cht- (compare Gerücht); hence cognate with Old High German nift, nifta, Dutch nicht, English nift. Related with German Neffe (nephew). More at nift, neve.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈnɪçtə/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪçtə

Noun[edit]

Nichte f (genitive Nichte, plural Nichten)

  1. niece

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