nieve

1 [neev, neef]
noun
Archaic Northern British and Scot. Dialect. a clenched or closed hand; fist.
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nieve

2
adjective
a frequent misspelling of naive.
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nieve (niːv)
 
n
dialect (Scot), (Northern English) the closed hand; fist
 
[C14: from Old Norse hnefi]

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nieve
"clenched fist" (northern and Scot. dialect), c.1300, from O.N. hnefi (cf. Norw. dial. neve, Swed. näfve, Dan. næve), not found in any other Gmc. language.
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Example sentences
The supremely nieve gent from the land of fruits and nuts must be muzzled.
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