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Nephew

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neph=ew

CIDE DICTIONARY

Nephewn. [OE. neveu, nevou, nevu, fr. F. neveu, OF. also, nevou, L. nepos; akin to AS. nefa, D. neef, G. neffe, OHG. nevo, Icel. nefi a kinsman, Gr. ne`podes, pl., brood, young, Skr. nepāt grandson, descendant. Niece, Nepotism.].
  •  A grandson or grandchild, or remoter lineal descendant.  [1913 Webster]
    "But if any widow have children or nephews [Rev. Ver. grandchildren]."  [1913 Webster]
    "If naturalists say true that nephews are often liker to their grandfathers than to their fathers."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A cousin.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The son of a brother or a sister, or of a brother-in-law or sister-in-law.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Nephew, n. a son of one's brother or sister, or of one's brother-in-law or sister-in-law.

Etymology
ME f. OF neveu f. L nepos nepotis grandson, nephew

THESAURUS

Nephew

aunt, auntie, blood brother, brethren, brother, bub, bubba, bud, buddy, country cousin, cousin, cousin once removed, cousin twice removed, daughter, father, first cousin, foster brother, frater, grandnephew, grandniece, granduncle, great-aunt, great-uncle, half brother, kid brother, mother, niece, nuncle, nunks, nunky, second cousin, sis, sissy, sister, sister-german, sistern, son, stepbrother, stepsister, unc, uncle, uncs, uterine brother

ROGET THESAURUS

Nephew

Consanguinity

N consanguinity, relationship, kindred, blood, parentage, filiation, affiliation, lineage, agnation, connection, alliance, family connection, family tie, ties of blood, nepotism, kinsman, kinfolk, kith and kin, relation, relative, connection, sibling, sib, next of kin, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, cousin, cousin- german, first cousin, second cousin, cousin once removed, cousin twice removed, ear relation, distant relation, brother, sister, one's own flesh and blood, family, fraternity, brotherhood, sisterhood, cousinhood, race, stock, generation, sept, stirps, side, strain, breed, clan, tribe, nation, related, akin, consanguineous, of the blood, family, allied, collateral, cognate, agnate, connate, kindred, affiliated, fraternal, intimately related, nearly related, closely related, remotely related, distantly related, allied, german.


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