See also: nëif

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Etymology edit

From Old French neif, from Latin nātīvā (female serf). Doublet of naïf and native.

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Noun edit

neif (plural neifs)

  1. (historical) A woman born in the state of villeinage; a female serf.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “neif”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)

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Noun edit

neif (nominative plural neifs)

  1. knife

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