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noun (1)

variants or less commonly nief
plural -s
chiefly dialectal : a person's hand
chiefly dialectal : fist


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noun (2)

plural -s
: a female neif

Word History


Noun (1)

Middle English neve, nefe, from Old Norse hnefi

Noun (2)

Anglo-French neife, niefe, nief, feminine of (assumed) neif, naif neif

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“Nieve.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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