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niece

 (nēs)
n.
The daughter of one's brother or sister or of the brother or sister of one's spouse.

[Middle English nece, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *neptia, from Latin neptis; see nepōt- in Indo-European roots.]

niece

(niːs)
n
a daughter of one's sister or brother
[C13: from Old French niece granddaughter, ultimately from Latin neptis granddaughter]

niece

(nis)

n.
1. a daughter of one's brother or sister.
2. a daughter of one's spouse's brother or sister.
3. an illegitimate daughter of a clergyman.
[1250–1300; Middle English nece < Old French < Vulgar Latin *neptia, for Latin neptis granddaughter; replacing Middle English nifte, Old English nift niece (c. Old Frisian, Old High German nift, Dutch nicht, Old Norse nipt) < Germanic; akin to Lithuanian neptė̃, Skt naptī; compare nephew]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.niece - a daughter of your brother or sisterniece - a daughter of your brother or sister
grandniece, great-niece - a daughter of your niece or nephew
kinswoman - a female relative
nephew - a son of your brother or sister
Translations
племенница
neteř
niece
nevino
sisarentytär
nećakinja
unokahúg
조카딸
neter
nečakinja
brorsdotter/systerdotterniece
หลานสาว
cháu gái

niece

[niːs] Nsobrina f

niece

[ˈniːs] nnièce f
my niece → ma nièce
my nieces and nephews → mes nièces et neveux

niece

nNichte f

niece

[niːs] nnipote f (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.

niece

بِنْتُ الْأَخِّ neteř niece Nichte ανηψιά sobrina sisarentytär nièce nećakinja nipote 조카딸 nichtje niese siostrzenica sobrinha племянница brorsdotter/systerdotter หลานสาว yeğen cháu gái 侄女或外甥女

niece

n. sobrina.

niece

n sobrina
References in classic literature ?
The circumstances under which my niece Isabel has left Lady Lydiard's house," Miss Pink proceeded, "are so indescribably painful--I will go further, I will say so deeply humiliating--that I have forbidden her to refer to them again in my presence, or to mention them in the future to any living creature besides myself.
While Sancho Panza and his wife, Teresa Cascajo, held the above irrelevant conversation, Don Quixote's niece and housekeeper were not idle, for by a thousand signs they began to perceive that their uncle and master meant to give them the slip the third time, and once more betake himself to his, for them, ill-errant chivalry.
My niece was foremost among these volunteer nurses.
Her own fortune was invested in Home Rails, and most ardently did she beg her niece to imitate her.
He regarded the young man sternly without removing his hat; with one hand clasped his niece, and with the other, in which he held his riding-whip, motioned him towards the door.
Carbury, confined to the sofa by a spinal malady, had been hitherto dependent on her niece for one of the few pleasures she could enjoy, the pleasure of having the best new novels read to her as they came out.
Arnold was at a loss how to approach Sir Patrick on the subject of his niece without reminding him of his domestic responsibilities on the one hand, and without setting himself up as a target for the shafts of Sir Patrick's wit on the other.
As Miss Emmerson by no means held the good qualities of the guest, who had just left them, in so high an estimation as did her niece, she proceeded quietly and with great composure in the exercise of her daily duties; not in the least suspecting the real distress that, from a variety of causes, this sudden separation had caused to her ward.
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.
You must agree that I have seen most of the world; and happy had it been for my niece if she had not been taken from under my care.
Satisfied that the cause was now on a footing the most proper and hopeful, Sir Thomas resolved to abstain from all farther importunity with his niece, and to shew no open interference.
My poor niece became insane," continued the physician, after a few moment's silence.