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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 ?
Aunt March was very angry, for she had set her heart on having her pretty niece make a fine match, and something in the girl's happy young face made the lonely old woman feel both sad and sour.
He had been left, by the death of their parents in India, guardian to a small nephew and a small niece, children of a younger, a military brother, whom he had lost two years before.
Very well, be content; your niece is loyal to her allegiance: her mother laid deep the foundations of her love for Spain, and she will go back to you as good a Spaniard as you are yourself.
They persuaded his betrothed, a lovely mischievous young creature, niece of the lord of the castle, to help them in their plot.
Tell him I'll have his niece all safe before he can get to town.
By the bye, that is almost enough to put one out of conceit with a niece.
In the society of his nephew and niece, and their children, the old Gentleman's days were comfortably spent.
Madam,--Will you have the goodness to send me the address of my niece, Jane Eyre, and to tell me how she is?
My niece," said the captain, presenting Magdalen; "my niece on a visit to York.
When Scrooge's nephew laughed in this way: holding his sides, rolling his head, and twisting his face into the most extravagant contortions: Scrooge's niece, by marriage, laughed as heartily as he.
He was still sleeping; so the curate asked the niece for the keys of the room where the books, the authors of all the mischief, were, and right willingly she gave them.
My poor niece became insane," continued the physician, after a few moment's silence.