Nevew \Nev"ew\ (n[e^]v"[-u]), n. Nephew. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • nephew — noun Etymology: Middle English nevew, from Anglo French nevou, neveu, from Latin nepot , nepos grandson, nephew; akin to Old English nefa grandson, nephew, Sanskrit napāt grandson Date: 14th century 1. a. a son of one s brother or sister or of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • maintain — verb /meɪnˈteɪn/ a) To keep up; to preserve (a state, condition etc.). he wente oute of hys ermytaige for to maynteyne his nevew ayenste the myghty erle. b) To declare or affirm (a clause) to be true; to assert. See Also …   Wiktionary

  • nephew — /ˈnɛfju / (say nefyooh), /ˈnɛvju / (say nevyooh) noun 1. a son of one s brother or sister. 2. a son of one s husband s or wife s brother or sister. 3. (euphemistic) an illegitimate son of an ecclesiastic meant to be celibate. {Middle English… …   Australian English dictionary

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