follow Dictionary.com

Why turkey has the same name as Turkey

nieve1

[neev, neef] /niv, nif/
noun
1.
Archaic Northern British and Scot. Dialect. a clenched or closed hand; fist.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for nieves

nieve

/niːv/
noun
1.
(Scot & Northern English, dialect) the closed hand; fist
Word Origin
C14: from Old Norse hnefi
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for nieves

nieve

n.

"clenched fist" (northern and Scottish dialect), c.1300, from Old Norse hnefi (cf. Norwegian dialectal neve, Swedish näfve, Danish næve), not found in other Germanic languages.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for nieves

9
11
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for nieves