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See also: Niece, nièce, and -niece

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English nece (niece, granddaughter), from Old French nece (niece, granddaughter) (Modern French nièce (niece)) from Vulgar Latin *neptia, representing Latin neptis (granddaughter), from Proto-Indo-European *nepot- (grandchild, sister's son). Akin to Old High German nift (niece, granddaughter) (German Nichte (niece)). Displaced native Middle English nyfte, nifte (niece, granddaughter) (from Old English nift (niece, granddaughter)).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /niːs/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːs
  • Homophones: Nice

NounEdit

niece (plural nieces)

  1. A daughter of one’s sibling, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law; either the daughter of one's brother ("fraternal niece"), or of one's sister ("sororal niece").
    My niece just celebrated her 15th birthday.

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French nièce (niece).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /niɛːsə/, [niˈɛːsə]

NounEdit

niece c (singular definite niecen, plural indefinite niecer)

  1. niece

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Old FrenchEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *neptia, from Latin neptis.

NounEdit

niece f (oblique plural nieces, nominative singular niece, nominative plural nieces)

  1. niece

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SwedishEdit

NounEdit

niece c

  1. niece

DeclensionEdit

Declension of niece 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative niece niecen niecer niecerna
Genitive nieces niecens niecers niecernas

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