neer

ne'er

[nair]
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nee

[ney]
adjective
born (placed after the name of a married woman to introduce her maiden name): Madame de Staël, nee Necker.
Also, née.


Origin:
1750–60; < French, feminine of (past participle of naître to be born) ≪ Latin nātus (see native)

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née or nee (neɪ)
 
adj
indicating the maiden name of a married woman: Mrs Bloggs née Blandish
 
[C19: from French: past participle (fem) of naître to be born, from Latin nascī]
 
nee or nee
 
adj
 
[C19: from French: past participle (fem) of naître to be born, from Latin nascī]

ne'er (nɛə)
 
adv
a poetic contraction of never

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nee
introducing the maiden name of a married woman, 1758, from Fr. née, fem. pp. of naître "born," from L. natus, pp. of nasci "to be born" (Old L. gnasci; see genus).
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