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From Middle English nevew, neveu(nephew, grandson), from Old French neveu(nephew, grandson), from Latin nepōtem, accusative of nepōs(nephew, grandson), from Proto-Indo-European *nepot-(grandchild, sister's son). Cognate with Old English nefa(nephew, grandson). More at neve.

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nephew ‎(plural nephews)

  1. A son of one's sibling, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law; either a son of one's brother (fraternal nephew) or a son of one's sister (sororal nephew); a male nibling.

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  • (with regards to gender) niece
  • (with regards to ancestry) uncle, aunt

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