Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

nefa

  1. Alternative form of neve (nephew)

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-West Germanic *nefō, from Proto-Germanic *nefô, from Proto-Indo-European *népōts.

Cognate with Old Frisian neva, Old Saxon nevo (German Low German Neev), Old High German nevo (German Neffe), Old Norse nefi; also Avestan 𐬥𐬀𐬞𐬁𐬝(napāt̰), Latin nepōs, Old Irish nia, Welsh nai, Proto-Slavic *netьjь (Slovene nečak.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈne.fɑ/, [ˈne.vɑ]

NounEdit

nefa m

  1. nephew
  2. grandson
  3. stepson

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: neve, neave, neva, nefa, newe, neafe, nefe
    • English: neve (obsolete)