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nieve1

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

nieve2

adjective
1.
a frequent misspelling of naive.
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  • The supremely nieve gent from the land of fruits and nuts must be muzzled.
British Dictionary definitions for nieve

nieve

/niːv/
noun
1.
(Scot & Northern English, dialect) the closed hand; fist
Word Origin
C14: from Old Norse hnefi
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Word Origin and History for 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.

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