niece

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See also: nièce and -niece

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English nece(niece, granddaughter), from Old French nece(niece, granddaughter) (Modern French nièce(niece)) from Vulgar Latin *neptia, representing Latin neptis(granddaughter), from Proto-Indo-European *nepot-(grandchild, sister's son). Akin to Old High German nift(niece, granddaughter) (German Nichte(niece)). Displaced native Middle English nifte(niece, granddaughter) (from Old English nift(niece, granddaughter)).

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niece ‎(plural nieces)

  1. A daughter of one’s sibling, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law; either the daughter of one's brother ("fraternal niece"), or of one's sister ("sororal niece"); a female nibling.
    My niece just celebrated her 15th birthday.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French nièce(niece).

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  • IPA(key): /niɛːsə/, [niˈɛːsə]

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niece c (singular definite niecen, plural indefinite niecer)

  1. niece

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *neptia, from Latin neptis.

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niece f ‎(oblique plural nieces, nominative singular niece, nominative plural nieces)

  1. niece

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Swedish[edit]

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niece c

  1. niece

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Inflection of niece 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative niece niecen niecer niecerna
Genitive nieces niecens niecers niecernas

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