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EtymologyEdit

From Latin nepōs, nepōtem, from Proto-Italic *nepōts, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *népōts. Compare French neveu, Romanian nepot, Catalan and Occitan nebot, Sicilian niputi.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /niˈpo.te/, [n̺iˈpoːt̪e]
  • Hyphenation: ni‧pó‧te

NounEdit

nipote m or f (plural nipoti)

  1. grandchild, grandson, granddaughter
    Synonym: abiatico
    I nonni sono gli angeli custodi dei nipoti.
    Grandparents are the grandchildren's guardian angels.
  2. nephew, niece, nibling
  3. (by extension, in the plural) descendants

Usage notesEdit

Often further qualified to distinguish the meanings:

i nipoti dei nonnithe grandchildren

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