- brother's daughter
- sister's daughter
- niece by marriage
- daughter of a sister-in-law
- daughter of a brother-in-law
Other Word Forms of Niece
Origin of Niece
Middle English nece (“niece, granddaughter"), from Old French nece (“niece, granddaughter") (Modern French nièce "niece") from Vulgar Latin *neptia, representing Latin neptis (“granddaughter"), from Proto-Indo-European *nepot- (“grandchild, sister's son"). Akin to Old High German nift (“niece, granddaughter") (German Nichte (“niece")). Displaced native Middle English nifte (“niece, granddaughter") (from Old English nift (“niece, granddaughter")).
Middle English nece from Old French from Vulgar Latin neptia from Latin neptis nepōt- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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