Definitions for niece
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word niece.
a daughter of your brother or sister
A daughter of someone's sibling, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law; either the daughter of one's brother ("fraternal niece"), or of one's sister ("sororal niece").
Etymology: nece, from nece (Modern French nièce "niece") from *, representing neptis, from nepot-. Akin to nift (Nichte). Displaced native nifte (from nift).
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
The daughter of a brother or sister.
Etymology: niece, niepee, French; neptis, Latin.
My niece Plantagenet,
Led in the hand of her kind aunt of Gloster. William Shakespeare, R. III.
While he thus his niece bestows,
About our isle he builds a wall. Edmund Waller.
In the lineal kinship system used in the English-speaking world, a niece or nephew is a child of someone's sibling or sibling-in-law (and would view that person as an aunt or uncle). A niece is female and a nephew is male. The term nibling has been used in place of the common, gender-specific terms in some specialist literature.As aunt/uncle and niece/nephew are separated by one generation, they are an example of a second-degree relationship. They are 25% related by blood.
A niece is a female relative who is the daughter of one's brother or sister, or the daughter of one's spouse's brother or sister.
a relative, in general; especially, a descendant, whether male or female; a granddaughter or a grandson
a daughter of one's brother or sister, or of one's brother-in-law or sister-in-law
Etymology: [OE. nece, F. nice, LL. neptia, for L. neptis a granddaughter, niece, akin to nepos. See Nephew.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
nēs, n. (fem. of Nephew) the daughter of a brother or sister: (orig.) a granddaughter. [O. Fr.,—Low L. nepta—L. neptis, a granddaughter, niece.]
A Daughter of one's Sibbling or Cousin in The Rapport with her Maternal or Paternal Grandparents' Other Children or Great-Grandparents'Other Grandchildren or her Great-Grandparents/Ancestors/Great-Great-Grandparents' Other Descendents/Great-Grandchildren, a Grandniece is a Granddaugher of one's Sibbling or Brother in The Rapport with her Great-Grandparents/Ancestors' Other Children, Grandchildren or Descendents/Great-Grandchildren, a Great-Grandniece is a Great-Granddaugther of one's Sibbling or Cousin, with the Common Ascendents in The Right line from the Great-Great-Grandparents, a Great-Great-Grandniece is a Great-Great-Granddaugther of one's Sibbling or Cousin, with the Common Ascendents in The Right line from the Great-Great-Great-Grandparents/3rd Great-Grandparents, and so on.
An Aunt comforted her Niece at her Grandparents' Funeral, she teached her, just good things, and her Niece was always good with her.
Submitted by fcatana14 on August 15, 2020
The daughter of one’s sibling.
Submitted by dklajksdajsdaiuoiuoew on December 15, 2019
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Niece is ranked #28498 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Niece surname appeared 837 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Niece.
93.1% or 780 total occurrences were White.
2.5% or 21 total occurrences were Black.
2.1% or 18 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.6% or 14 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
The numerical value of niece in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of niece in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
I think I took my lead from my niece and I wanted my daughter to keep enjoying sports, i saw it every time the season ended my daughter would be looking forward to the next season and the new sport, and with every change of season, there was new excitement. And I really feel like that kept her interested.
Once I realized that my niece and my sister were nowhere to be found, I ran back and that's when I started recording.
If Mrs. Anderson had indeed been Anastasia, Queen Marie would have recognized her on the spot. ... Marie would never have been shocked at anything, and a niece of mine would have known it. ... There is not one tittle of genuine evidence in the story. The woman keeps away from the one relative who would have been the first to recognize her, understand her desperate plight, and symphathize with her.
I ’m very, very upset about this, being a daughter, a sister, niece and cousin of veterans and first responders –( as well as) an American and a taxpayer – why are my rights and my child’s rights being taken away ?
It was hard to be diagnosed at that time. You used to see just images of skeletal people, my niece, who I was raising, would sometimes come home from primary school, crying: 'How is mama HIV positive? Is she going to die?'.
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- بنت الأخت, بنت الأخ, أبنة الأخ أو الأختArabic
- nebodaCatalan, Valencian
- ανιψιά, ανεψιάGreek
- õetütar, vennatütarEstonian
- دختر برادر یا خواهر و غیرهPersian
- sisarentytär, veljentytärFinnish
- nichtWestern Frisian
- nighean-peathar, nighean-bràtharScottish Gaelic
- քրոջ աղջիկ, եղբոր աղջիկArmenian
- kemenakan, keponakan, misanIndonesian
- systurdóttir, bróðurdóttirIcelandic
- soraluaqKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- ಸೋದರ ಸೊಸೆKannada
- filia sororis, filia fratrisLatin
- tamaiti whakaangi, irāmutuMāori
- се́стрична, брата́ницаMacedonian
- anak saudara perempuan, anak saudaraMalay
- nichtje, nichtDutch
- bratanica, siostrzenicaPolish
- neaza, niaza, nezzaRomansh
- oappánieida, vieljanieidaNorthern Sami
- sinovka, nećakinja, bratična, sestričina, nestera, sinovica, bratanica, nećakaSerbo-Croatian
- niece, systerdotter, brorsdotterSwedish
- pamangking babaeTagalog
- sörajison, söranef, sörajinef, blodacil, blodajicil, sörajicil, blodanef, jinef, blodajinef, blodadaut, nef, söradaut, blodajison, söracilVolapük
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