- nidus avis,
- niebuhr, barthold georg,
- niebuhr, reinhold,
Origin of niece
Examples from the Web for niece
He hugs his sister, Athelgra, hugs his daughter, Ernestine, hugs his niece Arthel.The Stacks: The Neville Brothers Stake Their Claim as Bards of the Bayou|John Ed Bradley|April 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Negron was dating Mayor Delle Donna's niece, Rita Perito, and their relationship allegedly turned physically abusive.Did Christie Go Easy on a Human Trafficker Just to Bust a Small-Time Pol?|Olivia Nuzzi|March 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
My ultimate aim is that by the time my niece is eight - she's three now - there won't be a risk of FGM.
I have a 13-year-old niece who is a Belieber (aka big fan of Justin).
The neighbor was off visiting somebody at the hospital, but a niece was there and let Ortega in.‘Killer Nanny’ Case: What the Krims Didn’t Know About Yoselyn Ortega|Michael Daly|June 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He had been twice married; his second union, with his niece Martina, was frequently made a matter of reproach to him.
After all, this was her aunt, and she believed she was speaking to her niece.The Rebellion of Margaret|Geraldine Mockler
Suppose French, feeling his end approaching, gave it to his niece?The Land of Strong Men|Arthur M. Chisholm
Of all the mean work—worth all that money, and sending her niece out to get sewing to do!Jane Field|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Mrs. McLean had a niece visiting her from Scotland, an interesting girl with snappy brown eyes and straight dark hair.Molly Brown's Senior Days|Nell Speed
Word Origin for niece
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."