a daughter of a person’s brother or sister.
a daughter of a person’s spouse’s brother or sister.
a daughter of one’s sister or brother
c.1300, from Old French niece “niece, granddaughter” (12c., Modern French nièce), earlier niepce, from Latin neptia (also source of Portuguese neta, Spanish nieta), from neptis “granddaughter,” in Late Latin “niece,” fem. of nepos “grandson, nephew” (see nephew). Replaced Old English nift, from Proto-Germanic *neftiz, from the same PIE root (Old English also used broðordohter and nefene).
Until c.1600, it also commonly meant “a granddaughter” or any remote female descendant. Cf. cognate Spanish nieta, Old Lithuanian nepte, Sanskrit naptih “granddaughter;” Czech net, Old Irish necht, Welsh nith, German Nichte “niece.”
[nee-duh r-rahyn] /ˈni dərˌraɪn/ noun 1. German name of the . noun 1. a section of the Rhine River between Bonn, Germany and the North Sea.
[nee-duh r-zahk-suh n] /ˈni dərˌzɑk sən/ noun 1. German name of . /ˈniːdərzaksən/ noun 1. the German name for Lower Saxony
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[nee-el-oh] /niˈɛl oʊ/ noun, plural nielli [nee-el-ee] /niˈɛl i/ (Show IPA) 1. a black metallic substance, consisting of silver, copper, lead, and sulfur, with which an incised design or ground is filled to produce an ornamental effect on metal. 2. ornamental work so produced. 3. a specimen of such work. 4. a print on paper […]