Nieve



[neev, neef] /niv, nif/

noun
1.
Archaic Northern British and Scot. Dialect. a clenched or closed hand; fist.
adjective
1.
a frequent misspelling of .
/niːv/
noun
1.
(Scot & Northern English, dialect) the closed hand; fist
n.

“clenched fist” (northern and Scottish dialect), c.1300, from Old Norse hnefi (cf. Norwegian dialectal neve, Swedish näfve, Danish næve), not found in other Germanic languages.

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