neef

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch neef.

Noun[edit]

neef (plural neefs)

  1. nephew
  2. (male) cousin

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -eːf
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

neef m (plural neven, diminutive neefje n)

  1. male cousin
  2. nephew

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: neef
  • West Frisian: neef

West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Dutch neef

Noun[edit]

neef c (plural neven, diminutive neefke)

  1. male cousin
    Coordinate term: nicht
  2. mosquito

Further reading[edit]

  • neef”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011