(nf"; in England nv"; 277), n. [OE. neveu, nevou, nevu, fr. F. neveu, OF. also, nevou, L. nepos; akin to AS. nefa, D. neef, G. neffe, OHG. nevo, Icel. nefi a kinsman, Gr. ne`podes, pl., brood, young, Skr. nept grandson, descendant. 262. Cf. Niece, Nepotism.] 1. A grandson or grandchild, or remoter lineal descendant. [Obs.]
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But if any widow have children or nephews [Rev. Ver. grandchildren].
1 Tim. v. 4.
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If naturalists say true that nephews are often liker to their grandfathers than to their fathers.
Jer. Taylor.
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2. A cousin. [Obs.] Shak.
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3. The son of a brother or a sister, or of a brother-in-law or sister-in-law. Chaucer.
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