Nephew Neph"ew (n[e^]f"[-u]; in England n[e^]v"[-u]; 277), n. [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. nep[=a]t grandson, descendant. [root]262. Cf. {Niece}, {Nepotism}.] 1. A grandson or grandchild, or remoter lineal descendant. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

But if any widow have children or nephews [Rev. Ver. {grandchildren}]. --1 Tim. v. 4. [1913 Webster]

If naturalists say true that nephews are often liker to their grandfathers than to their fathers. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

2. A cousin. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. The son of a brother or a sister, or of a brother-in-law or sister-in-law. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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