nefa

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

nefa

  1. Alternative form of neve (nephew)

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *nefô, from Proto-Indo-European *népōts. Cognate with Old Frisian neva, Old Saxon nevo (Dutch neef), Old High German nevo (German Neffe), Old Norse nefi. Cognate with Avestan napāt-, Latin nepōs, Old Irish necht (Cornish noith), and Russian нестера (nestera) through Proto-Indo-European.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈnefɑ/, [ˈnevɑ]

Noun[edit]

nefa m

  1. a nephew
  2. a grandson
  3. a stepson

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Descendants[edit]