noun (1)
variants: or less commonly nief \ ˈnēf \
plural -s

Definition of nieve 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 chiefly dialectal : a person's hand

2 chiefly dialectal : fist


noun (2)
plural -s

Definition of nieve (Entry 2 of 2)

: a female neif

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History and Etymology for nieve

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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