neef

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch nēve, from Old Dutch *nefo, nevo, from Proto-Germanic *nefô, from Proto-Indo-European *népōts.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

neef m (plural neven, diminutive neefje n)

  1. (male) cousin
  2. nephew

Derived terms[edit]

  • achterneef
  • volle neef ((male) cousin), used to disambiguate the meaning of "neef", 'full cousin'.

West Frisian[edit]

Noun[edit]

neef c (plural neven)

  1. cousin (male)
  2. mosquito

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