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nieve

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[ neev, neef ]
/ niv, nif /
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noun
Archaic Northern British and Scot. Dialect. a clenched or closed hand; fist.
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adjective
a frequent misspelling of naive.
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British Dictionary definitions for nieve

nieve
/ (niːv) /

noun
Scot and Northern English dialect the closed hand; fist

Word Origin for nieve

C14: from Old Norse hnefi
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