nift

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English nift, nifte, from Old English nift(niece, granddaughter), from Proto-Germanic *niftiz(niece), from Proto-Indo-European *nepoter-, *nepoder-, *nepo-(grandchild, sister's son), confer *népōts. Cognate with West Frisian nift and nicht(cousin), Dutch nicht(niece, cousin), Low German Nijcht(niece, cousin), German Nichte(niece). Compare neve. More at niece.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nift ‎(plural nifts)

  1. (obsolete) Niece.

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *niftiz(niece, granddaughter), from Proto-Indo-European *nepot-(grandchild, sister's son), cf. *népōts. Akin to Old Frisian nift(niece, young girl), Old High German nift(niece, granddaughter).

Noun[edit]

nift f

  1. niece
  2. granddaughter
  3. stepdaughter

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