Nichte

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed 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/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪçtə

Noun[edit]

Nichte f (genitive Nichte, plural Nichten)

  1. niece

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Nichte” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Nichte” in Duden online
  • Nichte” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon

Saterland Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle Low German nichte, from Old Saxon nift, from Proto-West Germanic *nift, from Proto-Germanic *niftiz. Cognates include West Frisian nicht and German Nichte.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Nichte f (plural Nichten)

  1. niece
  2. female cousin

Coordinate terms[edit]

  • Fädder (nephew; male cousin)

References[edit]

  • Marron C. Fort (2015), “Nichte”, in Saterfriesisches Wörterbuch mit einer phonologischen und grammatischen Übersicht, Buske, →ISBN