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[neev, neef] /niv, nif/

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

“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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