nephew


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neph·ew

 (nĕf′yo͞o)
n.
A son of one's brother or sister or of the brother or sister of one's spouse.

[Middle English neveu, nepheu, from Old French nevo, neveu, from Latin nepōs; see nepōt- in Indo-European roots.]

nephew

(ˈnɛvjuː; ˈnɛf-)
n
a son of one's sister or brother
[C13: from Old French neveu, from Latin nepōs; related to Old English nefa, Old High German nevo relative]

neph•ew

(ˈnɛf yu; esp. Brit. ˈnɛv yu)

n.
1. a son of one's brother or sister.
2. a son of one's spouse's brother or sister.
3. an illegitimate son of a clergyman.
4. Obs. a direct descendant, esp. a grandson.
[1250–1300; Middle English neveu < Old French < Latin nepōtem, acc. of nepōs nephew, grandson, akin to Old English nefa, Dutch neef, German Neffe, Old Norse nefi]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nephew - a son of your brother or sisternephew - a son of your brother or sister  
grandnephew, great-nephew - a son of your niece or nephew
kinsman - a male relative
niece - a daughter of your brother or sister
Translations
إبْن الأخ أو إبْن الأخْتاِبنُ الْأَخِ
synovecneteř
nevø
nevo
sisarenpoika
nećak
unokaöcs
frændi; bróîur- eîa systursonur
조카
dukterėčiasūnėnas
brāļadēlsbrāļameitamāsasdēlsmāsasmeita
synovec
nečak
brorson/systerson
หลานชาย
cháu trai

nephew

[ˈnevjuː] Nsobrino m

nephew

[ˈnɛfjuː] nneveu m
my nephew → mon neveu
my nieces and nephews → mes nièces et neveux

nephew

nNeffe m

nephew

[ˈnɛvjuː] nnipote m (di zii)

nephew

(ˈnefjuː) feminine niece (niːs) noun
the son or daughter of a brother or sister. My sister's two sons are my nephews, and I am their uncle.

nephew

اِبنُ الْأَخِ synovec nevø Neffe ανηψιός sobrino sisarenpoika neveu nećak nipote 조카 neef nevø siostrzeniec sobrinho племянник brorson/systerson หลานชาย yeğen cháu trai 侄子或外甥

nephew

n. sobrino.

nephew

n sobrino
References in classic literature ?
"My nephew," said the Marquis, glancing at the supper preparation; "they said he was not arrived."
"How could I ever think her like her nephew?" said she, as she looked in her face.
On reaching Moscow after her meeting with Rostov, Princess Mary had found her nephew there with his tutor, and a letter from Prince Andrew giving her instructions how to get to her Aunt Malvintseva at Voronezh.
The nephew might be accessible to influences which had failed to reach the uncle.
He was not therefore greatly pleased with this cold answer of his nephew; nor could he help launching forth into the praises of Sophia, and expressing some wonder that the heart of a young man could be impregnable to the force of such charms, unless it was guarded by some prior affection.
"We are not afraid of your friends, prince," remarked Lebedeff's nephew, "for we are within our rights."
The only thing unsatisfactory (and even inexplicable) about our Dominic was his nephew, Cesar.
Pray say Yes, by the bearer, and oblige your affectionate nephew,
As each stands looking into the other's eyes, and as the uncle holds the nephew's hands, the uncle thus proceeds:
There is no one in the house save my sister-in-law, niece, and nephew, and a poor invalid gentleman who, I am sorry to say, is confined to his bed.
I was very angry with my nephew, the captain, and indeed with all the men, but with him in particular, as well for his acting so out of his duty as a commander of the ship, and having the charge of the voyage upon him, as in his prompting, rather than cooling, the rage of his blind men in so bloody and cruel an enterprise.
"MY nephew!" Lady Lydiard exclaimed in a tone which expressed astonishment, but certainly not pleasure as well.