NounNiece (plural Nieces)
- 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").
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, nephew, nuncle, nunks, nunky, second cousin, sis, sissy, sister, sister-german, sistern, son, stepbrother, stepsister, unc, uncle, uncs, uterine brother
Middle English nece "niece, granddaughter" from Old French nece "niece, granddaughter" (Modern French nièce "niece") from Vulgar Latin *neptia, representing Latin neptis "granddaughter" from Proto-Indo-European *nepot- (“grandchild, sister's son”). Akin to Old High German nift "niece, granddaughter" (German Nichte "niece"). Displaced native Middle English nifte "niece, granddaughter" (from Old English nift "niece, granddaughter").
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- IPA: /niɛːsə/, [niˈɛːsə]
Late Latin *neptia