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Nephew (French neveu, Latin nepos)

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Both in Latin and in archaic English the word means a grandchild, or descendant. Hence, in 1 Tim. v. 4, we read—“If a woman have children or nephews [grand-children].” Propertius has it, “Me inter seros laudābit Roma nepotes [posterity].”

Niece (Latin neptis) also means a granddaughter or female descendant. (See Nepotism.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Nem. Diss
Nemean Games (The)
Nemean Lion (The)
Nemesis
Nemo Me Impune Lacessit
Neology
Neoptolemos or Pyrrhos
Nepenthe
Neper’s Bones
Nephelo-coccygia
Nephew (French neveu, Latin nepos)
Nepomuk
Nepotism
Neptune
Neptune’s Horse
Neptunian or Neptunist
Nereids
Nereus
Nerine
Nerissa
Nero

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