Definitions for nephewˈnɛf yu; esp. Brit. ˈnɛv yu
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
neph•ewˈnɛf yu; esp. Brit. ˈnɛv yu(n.)
a son of one's brother or sister.
a son of one's spouse's brother or sister.
an illegitimate son of a clergyman.
Obs. a direct descendant, esp. a grandson.
Origin of nephew:
1250–1300; ME neveu < OF < L nepōtem, acc. of nepōs nephew, grandson, akin to OE nefa, D neef, G Neffe, ON nefi
a son of your brother or sister
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
nephew(noun)ˈnɛf yu; esp. Brit. ˈnɛv yu
the son of your brother or sister
I have one nephew and two nieces.
A son of one's sibling, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law; either a son of one's brother (fraternal nephew) or a son of one's sister (sororal nephew).
Origin: From nevew, neveu, from neveu, from nepotem, accusative of nepos, from nepot-. Cognate with nefa. More at neve.
a grandson or grandchild, or remoter lineal descendant
the son of a brother or a sister, or of a brother-in-law or sister-in-law
Nephew is a Danish rock band, formed in 1996, in Århus. They had their breakthrough in 2004 with the release of their second album USADSB. The release coincided with lead singer Simon Kvamm's highly successful appearances on Danish television in the cult comedy show Drengene fra Angora, which helped boost the band's popularity. USADSB went double platinum in Denmark and spawned six hit singles. The band uses an unusual mixture of Danish and English in their lyrics; they started singing mostly in English with just a few Danish lyrics, but gradually, they have been using Danish more frequently in their songs. The band considers Depeche Mode as one of its major influences.
Translations for nephew
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the son or daughter of a brother or sister
My sister's two sons are my nephews, and I am their uncle.
- neef, broerskind, susterskindAfrikaans
- إبْن الأخ أو إبْن الأخْتArabic
- sobrinhoPortuguese (BR)
- synovec, neteřCzech
- der Neffe, die NichteGerman
- ανιψιός, ανιψιάGreek
- sobrino; sobrinaSpanish
- vennapoeg, -tütar, õepoeg, -tütarEstonian
- پسر برادروخواهرFarsi
- sisaren/veljen lapsiFinnish
- neveu, nièceFrench
- भतीजा, भांजाHindi
- kemenakan laki-lakiIndonesian
- frændi; bróður– eða systursonurIcelandic
- nipote (maschio; di zio o di zia)Italian
- sūnėnas, dukterėčiaLithuanian
- brāļadēls; māsasdēls; brāļameita; māsasmeitaLatvian
- anak saudara, anak buah lelakiMalay
- bratanek, siostrzeniecPolish
- پسر برادروخواهرPersian
- يا وراره خورځهPashto
- synovec; neterSlovak
- bror-, systerson, brors-, systerdotterSwedish
- (erkek) yeğenTurkish
- 姪子，外甥Chinese (Trad.)
- небіж, племінникUkrainian
- بھتيجا بھانجہUrdu
- cháu traiVietnamese
- 侄子，外甥Chinese (Simp.)
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