niece

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See also: nièce

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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 someone’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").
    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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Late Latin *neptia

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

  1. niece

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niece c

  1. niece

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