See also: Niece, niecę, nièce, and -niece

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English nece (niece, granddaughter), from Old French nece (niece, granddaughter) (Modern French nièce (niece)) from Late Latin neptia, representing Latin neptis (granddaughter), from Proto-Indo-European *néptih₂ (granddaughter, niece). Doublet of nift.

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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.
    Coordinate terms: nephew, neve
    Hyponyms: fraternal niece, sororal niece
  2. A daughter of one’s cousin or cousin-in-law

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French nièce (niece).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /niɛːsə/, [niˈɛːsə]

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niece c (singular definite niecen, plural indefinite niecer)

  1. niece

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Old FrenchEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin neptia, from Latin neptis.

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

  1. niece

DescendantsEdit

  • French: nièce
  • Norman: nièche
  • Middle English: nece, nese, neece, neis, neysse

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French nièce, from Late Latin neptia, representing Latin neptis (granddaughter), from Proto-Italic *néptih₂.

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niece c

  1. (somewhat formal) niece

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

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