EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Clipping.

Proper nounEdit

Nic

  1. A diminutive of the female given name Nicola, Nichola, and Nicole.

AnagramsEdit


IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Contracted from iníon mhic (literally daughter of the son of).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Nic

  1. A prefix used with a woman’s maiden surname
    Fionnghuala fhionn Nic Aoidhfair-haired Fionnghuala McKay

Usage notesEdit

This prefix replaces the prefix Mac found in male surnames, and triggers lenition of a following consonant, except for C and G. It is used by unmarried women, and by married women who have kept their maiden name. Thus Fionnghuala Nic Aoidh’s father and brothers would use the surname Mac Aoidh.

Related termsEdit

  • Ó (used in male names)
  • (bean) Uí (used with a woman's married name)
  • (used in place of the male Ó prefix)

Further readingEdit


NormanEdit

Proper nounEdit

Nic m

  1. A diminutive of the male given name Nic'lesse or Nicolas.
  2. (religion, Jersey) Satan

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Contracted from nighean mhic (literally daughter of a son of).

NounEdit

Nic

  1. A prefix used with a woman's maiden surname
    Mòrag dhubh Nic Leòidblack-haired Mòrag MacLeod