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nieve (niːv Pronunciation for nieve



  1. (Scottish & Northern England, dialect) the closed hand; fist

Word Origin

C14: from Old Norse hnefi

Example Sentences Including 'nieve'

After all, the word ``nevada' comes from the Spanish word `` nieve ' and means ``a land covered with snow '!
The Mercury, Sunday Tasmanian (2004)


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