nift

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English nyfte, nift, nifte, from Old English nift (niece, granddaughter), from Proto-Germanic *niftiz (niece), from Proto-Indo-European *néptih₂. The male is neve. Doublet of niece.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈnɪft/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪft

Noun[edit]

nift (plural nifts)

  1. (obsolete) Niece.

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nift f (plural niften, diminutive nifje n)

  1. (Holland) Obsolete form of nicht.

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

nift

  1. Alternative form of nyfte (niece)

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *niftiz (niece, granddaughter), from Proto-Indo-European *néptih₂.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nift f

  1. niece
  2. granddaughter
  3. stepdaughter

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Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: nyfte, nifte, nift
    • English: nift (obsolete)